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RODITI, Edouard.

Poems for F.

Paris: Éditions du Sagittaire, 1935 Stock Code: 109041
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First and limited edition, number 44 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Presentation copy of Roditi's first book, inscribed on the half-title: "For Roger Mynors Esq from a 'prodigal son' who yet hopes to return to more academic ways. Edouard Roditi". The recipient was the classical scholar Sir Roger Mynors (1903-1989), who was a contemporary of Roditi's at Balliol College, Oxford.

Edouard Roditi (1910-1992) was an American surrealist poet and author, who "became acquainted with T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, André Breton and other leading literary figures, while living in London, Paris, and Berlin (1929-37); he published the first Surrealist manifesto in English, 'The new reality,' in 'The Oxford Outlook' (1929); while continuing his literary interests, he worked for the US government during World War II for the Office of War Information and also served as an interpreter for the State Department during the San Francisco conference which established the United Nations; published books include Poems for F (1934), Oscar Wilde: a critical study (1947), Dialogues on art (1960), De l'homosexualité (1962)... Roditi also held teaching positions at various colleges and universities; in addition to his literary achievements, Roditi was known as a generous and encouraging mentor to young writers" (Online Archive of California; Roditi's paper are held at UCLA).

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Description

Square octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black. With the original glassine dust jacket.

Illustrations

Title page printed in red & black, initial letters printed in red.

Condition

Glassine wrappers a little toned and chipped at extremities. A very good copy.

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