Granary Books, 1998. Item #GB_63
10 x 11 in., 70 pp., cloth over boards, slipcase.
The Traveler and the Hill and the Hill is a collaboration between poet Lyn Hejinian and artist Emilie Clark. In the first half of the book, Clark’s richly layered monoprints respond to Hejinian’s aphoristic poems; in the second half, Hejinian comments on Clark. The book presents a series of fairy tales gone awry—gone from the secure world of familiar knowledge and avuncular authority imparted to children into a hilarious, dark and dramatic space in which thinking happens in the seams between the sentences. While Hejinian’s poems investigate the social logic that binds short, illustrative moral narratives, Clark’s monoprints, unique in each copy, invent a space for this investigation in which rich colors, widely various drawing, printing, and transfer images behave almost as characters.
The book comprises 31 images and 31 texts, plus front and back matter. Text designed by Hejinian and Clark, printed letterpress on Rives BFK by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. Bound in cloth over boards and housed in a cloth-covered slipcase by Judith Ivry. Cover fabric printed by Ruth Lingen. This is from an edition of 61 copies, of which 16 are hors commerce and 45 are for sale; each signed by the poet and artist. Out-of-print.
Further reading: Staff. "Cere-ious Collaborations." Publishers Weekly (May 14, 2001).
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