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René Crevel by Ezra Pound

Pound’s dithyrhambic essay in praise of Crevel was originally published in 1929, in the literary review Criterion (T.S. Eliot). The highly colourful lionising of René Crevel cites Crevel as – the ‘finest writer of his generation’. Extracts of lines of text from Crevel’s first novel Babylone figure as Dadaistic-style expressive typography marginalia printed in red throughout the book. A highly elaborate book concept, overprintings abound. 2 colour woodcuts by Michael Caine, Lauréat Prix de Typographie Guy Levis Mano 1993.  

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René Crevel by Ezra Pound · A nation which does not feed…

Pound’s dithyrhambic essay in praise of Crevel, A nation which does not feed its best writers is a mere barbarian dung-heap, was originally published in 1929, in the literary review Criterion (T.S. Eliot). The highly colourful lionising of René Crevel (by far the most politically engaged left-wing author of all the French Surrealists) cites Crevel as – the ‘finest writer of his generation’. Extracts of lines of text from Crevel’s first novel Babylone figure as Dadaistic-style expressive typography marginalia printed in red throughout the book. A highly elaborate book concept, overprintings abound. 2 colour woodcuts by Caine.

Lauréat Prix de Typographie Guy Levis Mano 1993.  

 

35 slipcased copies on white Moulin-de-Gué paper, signed by Pound’s daughter and translator, Mary de Rachewiltz, have an extra signed bonus colour etching.

100 standard signed, numbered copies on Somerset cream mould-made paper.

In-8 (12 × 17 cm). Printed paper wrappers. 24 pp. Éditions Rosbif. Paris, 1992.

English and french
Standard edition : 650 €
Special edition : 1100 € (dernier exemplaire)

 
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