Saturday, 23 April 2011

Les Illuminations

Selections from Les Illuminations, translated by Helen Rootham. A New Directions Paperback.

I picked up this one from eBay for a very reasonable price, despite some very competitive bidding. It was a little disappointing in that some of my favourite Illuminations are not included. Still, the translations of the poems that are included are reasonably bright and vibrant, and it's well worth owning.

The very interesting cover drawing is the work of Alfonso Ossorio.

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