Leaves of Hypnos (Extracts) and Lettera Amorosa.

Rome: Botteghe Oscure XIV, 1954. Paperback. A "Revised copy" and "Master Copy" written in pen on the front cover of this work by Char, a French poet and French Resistance fighter during W. W. I. I.

Rene Char was a French poet and served in the French Resistance during WWII. The work is a poetic recounting of his experiences in the Resistance. The location is not mentioned, but the names of fellow Maquins include Joseph Fontaine, Francois Cuzin, Claude Dechavannes, Marcel Grillet, Marius Bardouin, Babriel Besson, Dr. Jean Roux, etc. One moving paragraph "Archduke confides to me that he found himself when he joined the Resistance. Before that, he had been a carping, suspicious actor of his life, poisoned with insincerity. A sterile depression had little by little settled upon him. Now he is in love, he spends himself, he is committed, he goes naked, he is a challenger. I greatly appreiate this alchemist."

8vo, 62pp, publisher's self wraps, many textual edits to the English text written in pen and pencil, modifying the translation. Text in English and French, #34 of 350 copies, many pages uncut. Spine a little chipped, slt. tanned, overall very good. OCLC: 10584938. Item #27943

Price: $325.00

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