Beckett. Bread of Days.

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Beckett. Bread of Days.

5,750.00

Beckett, Samuel (trans.). The Bread of Days. Eleven Mexican poets. (El pan de lost días. Once poetas mexicanos). Covelo, CA: The Yolla Bolly Press, 1994. With notes by Octavio Paz, commentaries by Paz and Eliot Weinberger, and etchings by Enrique Chagoya. Lettered E of an edition of 24 accompanied by an additional print laid in, of a total edition of 145, of which 121 are for sale. Fine (without dust-wrapper, as issued) in publisher’s slip-case. Signed by Paz, Weinberger and Chagoya on the colophon. The project began as a UNESCO-sponsored anthology of Mexican poetry, translated into French and English, which was superintended by Paz. Paz knew Beckett in Paris, and Beckett, claiming to have a Hispanophone friend, translated the Spanish into English, despite not knowing Spanish. The original English-language edition appeared in 1958. Engravings signed by Chagoya. Presented with a packet of related ephemera.

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