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PAZ, Octavio.

Marcel Duchamp or The Castle of Purity....

Translated from the Spanish by Donald Gardner.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Cape Goliard Press, 1970

Stock Code: 132624

£650
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First English-language edition, first impression, cloth issue, presentation copy from the author to the publisher, inscribed "A Tom, con afecto y amistad, Octavio, Londres, a 5 de Marzo de 1970" on the first blank. This meditation on the significance of Marcel Duchamp was penned in Delhi 1966 by Octavio Paz, the Nobel Prize-winning poet and diplomat. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class writers from abroad (such as Neruda, García Marquez, and Derek Walcott) to publish in the UK, and 15 of his authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He additionally has the honour of conceiving the Booker Prize, and of having introduced his friend Quentin Blake to Roald Dahl. His Blake-designed bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Colour title page with cut-out profile of Duchamp, colour plate showing "The Bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even".

Condition

Some faint marks to jacket but effectively fine.

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