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Czech Samizdat

Lítost. Josefu Galíkovi. [Contrition. Dedicated to Josef Galík].

Mariánské Hory: Jaroslav Frič, 1971. Gray folder, blindstamped with the author's initials, containing thirty-eight leaves of A5 format, with typescript to rectos; one linocut and one aluminum etching, signed and numbered. Wrapper split, title page with crease to upper left corner, else very good.

Apparently unrecorded Moravian poetic samizdat edition, largely consisting of prose poems, and accompanied by two surrealist-influenced prints by Inge Kosková. The publisher, Jaroslav Erik Frič (born 1949), was an Ostrava- and Brno-based publisher of samizdat, as well as an organizer of unofficial musical and theatrical events. Kosková, born 1940 and likewise from Moravia, is best known for her meditative line drawings, which translate the rhythm of breath and musical works (by Janáček, among others) onto white sheets of paper, and are closely related to the sound drawings of Milan Grygar, for instance. KVK, OCLC only show the 1997 re-edition of Gába's work.

Book ID: P004114

Price: $250.00