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April 11, 2009
April 9, 2009
Pornografia, Witold Gombrowicz, 1966 Calder. Designer Jerry Cinamon was at one point the Chief Designer of Penguin Books. via Beinecke
the man without a navel. via nypl.
Witold Gombrowicz, Bakakai (Bacacay), 1968 Brazil. via beinecke.
Ferdydurke, Witold Gombowicz, 1958 France. via beinecke.
Cosmos, Witold Gombrowicz, 1966 Portugal. via beinecke.
Le poisson d'or, Lord Berners, cover by Natalia Gontcharova, 1919. via beinecke.
cendrars, sutters gold. via nypl.
Klaus Ensikat, Brecht, 1971
capek, the first rescue party. via nypl.
April 8, 2009
Harry Clarke, spine illustration for The Selected Poems of Swinburne (1928)
April 9, 2009 is the hundredth anniversary of the death of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 - 1909). In February, I featured Gilbert Alter-Gilbert's massive, 4-part "Lions of Literature" column on Swinburne.
We illustrated the column with Harry Clarke's fantastic but little-seen illustrations, courtesy of Golden Age Comic Book Stories.
Visit the Swinburne Project to sample the poet's work.
Use these links to read the four-part column in order: