Old Women. Ivan Ruzicka, trans.
Old Women.
Old Women.
(Gender, Sex, and Sexuality)

Old Women.

Marx, Robert (illus.)

Prague, Czechoslovakia and Vestal, NY: Robert Marx and Ivan Ruzicka, 1966. Octavo. (28)ff. One of twenty-five copies, signed by the artist, Robert Marx, and the translator and binder, Ivan Ruzicka, below the colophon, and initialled by Marx on the title page. Marx’s etched portraits of old women, all numbered and signed by him, offer an honest look at aging. Alongside Halas’s poetry, the book voices the unique feelings of grief and love found in those who have lived long and lushly. The tiredness evoked in Halas’s descriptions of old women’s hands, laps, and wrinkles and in Marx’s soft, dark illustrations is one of satisfaction, wisdom, and, in its own way, strength. Halas’s lyrics were first published in 1935. They offer insight into his own egalitarian beliefs; he published communist newspapers throughout the 1920s and was active in the resistance movement during World War II. Bound in marbled paper over boards. Some exterior rubbing, else near fine. Item #30260

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