The Bread of Days: Eleven Mexican Poets / El Pan de los Días: Once Poetas Mexicanos. Octavio Paz, Samuel Beckett, trans.
The Bread of Days: Eleven Mexican Poets / El Pan de los Días: Once Poetas Mexicanos.
The Bread of Days: Eleven Mexican Poets / El Pan de los Días: Once Poetas Mexicanos.
The Bread of Days: Eleven Mexican Poets / El Pan de los Días: Once Poetas Mexicanos.
(Yolla Bolly Press)

The Bread of Days: Eleven Mexican Poets / El Pan de los Días: Once Poetas Mexicanos.

Chagoya, Enrique (illus.)

Covelo, CA: Yolla Bolly Press, (1994). Quarto. xiv, (ii), 124pp. From an edition of 141 copies, 121 of which were for sale, this is one of 85 copies signed by Octavio Paz, who selected and edited the poems, Eliot Weinberger, who provided a commentary, and the illustrator, Enrique Chagoya. The result of a collaboration between Paz and Samuel Beckett, who translated the text, this survey of Mexican poetry from the 16th through the 20th century was first published by the University of Indiana Press in 1958. The present edition, which marks the first livre d'artiste produced by the Yolla Bolly Press, includes the original Spanish text, which did not appear in the 1958 edition, in addition to twelve colorful etchings by Chagoya, and additional commentary by Paz. Handmade Italian Roma paper over boards, with a stab-bound buff cloth spine. This is after a design by Julie Chen, and it allows the book, with its differently weighted paper, to lie flat. Housed in a slipcase. Includes the prospectus and order form in original mailing envelope. A fine copy of well-conceived production. Item #28449

Price: $1,850.00

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