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Czech Concrete Poetry

Experimentální poezie [Experimental poetry]. Anthology of Czech and international concrete poetry.

Prague: Odeon, 1967. Square octavo (15.5 × 15.5 cm). Embossed white cloth, original printed dust jacket; 265, [2] pp. About very good; dust jacket with small tears.

Unsurpassed Czech anthology of experimental, mostly concrete, poetry from all over the world, with design and typography by Oldřich Hlavsa. Includes work by Jiří Kolář, Miloš Urbásek, Jiří Valoch, Eduard Ovčáček, Ferdinand Kriwet, Guido Ziveri, Jean-Francois Bory, John Furnival, Henri Chopin, Franco Verdi, Yasuo Fujitomi, Seichi Niikuni, Carlo Belloli, Friedrich Achleitner, Ernst Jandl, Eugen Gomringer, Diter Rot, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Max Bense, Raoul Hausmann, Chris Bezzel, Paul de Vree, Isidore Isou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Maurice Lamaitre, Roland Sabatier, Hansjörg Mayer, and many others. From the 1960s on, Bohumila Grögerová (1921–2014), together with her creative companion and life partner Josef Hiršal, was one of the most important representatives of concrete and experimental poetry in Czechoslovakia. After the Prague Spring of 1968, the couple was unable to publish original work, although numerous texts appeared in samizdat form and they also continued their career as prolific translators. One of 2200 copies. Scarce in the trade.

Book ID: P004020

Price: $350.00