Paris Journal 1937-1939; Journal 1936-1937

Paris Journal 1937-1939; Journal 1936-1937

David Gascoyne. With a preface by Lawrence Durrell. Jacket designs by Julian Trevelyan.

The Enitharmon Press. London. 1978; 1980. Hardback; cloth-bound boards, dust jackets. 141, 144 pages. Cover illustrations by Julian Trevelyan. English. 230 x 140mm. 0.75kg. 0905289358. Very good, in very good dust jackets; light shelf wear, not price-clipped; 1937-1939 - light ruffling to forecorners and spine ends; 1936-1937 - light wear to spine ends and forecorners, light rubbing to edges and rear panel, light fading to spine.

The two volumes of pre-War journals of Surrealist poet David Gascoyne. The journals are a mix of existential meditations on the life of the poet and recollections of the intellectual and literary milieu in which Gascoyne moved. The earlier years take in the poet's work with Mass-Observation and his time supporting the Communist cause during the Spanish Civil War. The Paris journal captures pre-War life in the capital amongst the surrealist artists and writers. Included are the short story Death of an Explorer and an essay on Russian philosopher Leon Chestov.

Price :  £80.00

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