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Czech Concrete Poetry

Teorie textů [Theory of texts]. Edice Odeon.

Prague: Odeon, 1967. Square octavo (17.5 × 15.5 cm). Original pictorial dust-wrapper over printed paper wraps; pictorial end-papers; 133, [3] pp. Very good.

First Czech translation of Bense’s structuralist approach to texts, which became one of the first theoretical works of concrete poetry. The text was edited and expanded for this edition and translated by the concrete poets Bohumila Grögerová and Josef Hiršal. Wrappers and overall design by Zbyněk Sekal. An important work for Czech experimental poets in the 1960s and 1970s. One of 1000 copies printed. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK, OCLC show the copies at Yale, Vanderbilt, and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

Book ID: P004198

Price: $250.00