Granary Books & Fahrner and Fahrner, 1999. Item #GB_69
Four 3 1/4 x 8 in. concertina style books, 4 pp. each, painted paper over boards, clamshell box.
Through etchings and original drawings, Barbara Fahrner presents four of Paul Celan’s poems of the “dark underground” in this set of four accordion fascicles. Each of the poems is presented in German alongside an original English language translation by Pierre Joris. The delicate, almost translucent paper, coupled with the subtleness of Barbara Fahrner’s drawings, attribute to Paul Celan’s work an aspect that is, in the words of the artist, “more a whispering than speaking.” The boards of each book are covered in stunning papers mixing light and dark tones.
Four volumes housed in a cloth-covered clamshell box by Judith Ivry. This is from an edition of 48 copies, of which eight are hors commerce and 20 are for sale in the United States, and 20 for sale in Germany; each signed by Fahrner and Joris. Out-of-print. Spine of the box a bit sunned; the four volumes are fine.
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