Edition 69

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5.3 X 7.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Jindřich Styrský (1899-1942) was a painter, poet, editor, photographer, and collagist. His outstanding and varied oeuvre included numerous book covers and illustrations. He also wrote studies of both Rimbaud and Marquis de Sade. He became a member of Devětsil in 1923, participating in their group exhibitions. Between 1928-29 he was director of the group's drama wing, the "Liberated Theater," and he was also an active editor. In addition to his Edition 69 series, he edited the Erotic Review which he launched in 1930, and Odeon. He was a founding member of The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia.
Frantisek Halas (1901, Brno - 1949, Prague) a member of the 1920s avant-garde group Devětsil, one of the most important Czech poets of the interwar period.
Vitezslav Nezval (1900-58), an original member of the avant-garde artists group Devětsil and a leading figure in the Poetist movement, was perhaps the most prolific Czech writer of the interwar period. His output consists of a number of poetry collections, experimental plays and novels, memoirs, essays, and translations. His best work is from the interwar period. Nezval frequently visited Paris, engaging with the French surrealists. Forging a friendship with André Breton and Paul Eluard, he was instrumental in founding The Surrealist Group in Czechoslovakia.


"... worth seeking out by anyone with a taste for a kind of writing that is distinctively middle European: intellectual, graphic and surreal." -- The Guardian
"Erotic writings of the highest order." -- The Antioch Review
"Jindrich Styrsky's "Emily Comes to Me in a Dream" ... is an exquisite exercise in dream-writing." -- RALPH