10,000 Dawns: Love Poems of Yvan & Claire Goll. Yvan Goll, Claire Goll.
10,000 Dawns: Love Poems of Yvan & Claire Goll
10,000 Dawns: Love Poems of Yvan & Claire Goll
10,000 Dawns: Love Poems of Yvan & Claire Goll

10,000 Dawns: Love Poems of Yvan & Claire Goll

ISBN: 1893996271
Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2004. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by co-translator Thomas Rain Crowe. "10,000 Dawns is an extremely rare and touching book that documents two poets of equal artistry writing poems to each other with deep intimacy and serious play of language for that which is often beyond words. Deeply translated by Thomas Rain Crowe and Nan Watkins, this illuminating correspondence is as essential a work of hard-core Euro poetics as Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. A singularly wonderful enterprise." (David Meltzer, quoted on back cover) A small volume of love poems between Yvan Goll (1891-1950) & his wife Claire (1890-1977), the famous French-German pioneer surrealist partners in life & work. Translated from the French & German into English (with the first two poems presented in their original languages & then English) by Thomas Rain Crowe & his life-&-work partner Nan Watkins. Crowe, the acclaimed poet & publisher, was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s. In our book, Starting From San Francisco (item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075), Crowe discusses at some length his enthusiasm for Yvan Goll & the initial interest of James Laughlin (who was a friend of Yvan) to publish this book with his iconic New Directions imprint (see esp. pgs. 195-197). With frontispiece & many interior reproductions of drawings by the iconic artist Marc Chagall, among the Golls' many celebrated acquaintances & collaborators. A beautiful little production, softcover original, first edition as stated on copyright page. On the title page, Crowe has hand-written his signature below his printed name. A most desirable & rewarding Goll-Chagall-Crowe-Watkins collectible. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; miniscule bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of same; one tiny spot at mid-lower edge of back cover; previous seller's small sticker near upper left corner-edge of back cover. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at upper corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3909]

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