LE ROI PÊCHEUR
By Julien Gracq
Librairie José Corti, France, 1948.
(The Fisher King) – In French language
The Fisher King is the only play by Louis Poirier (pseud.) Julien Gracq, published in 1948. The play is inspired by the Arthurian myth, particularly the stories about the Grail and the Fisher King. Being close to dark Romanticism and the surrealist movement, Gracq’s literary works were noted for their dreamlike abstraction, elegant style, and refined vocabulary.
The copy contains a foreword by the author, reflecting on the history of the French dramatic literature and taking a closer look at the Arthurian legend and the medieval myths, in particular, that of the Holy Grail. This foreword is also a good reflection of the literary zeitgeist.
Size: 18,8 x 12,2 cm. Pp. 149, 1l.
Binding: Softcover wrapped in protective paper. Numbered copy. This is one of the 60 copies printed on ’Papier Pur Fil Lafuma’, No. 57, of 105 numbered copies. Beautiful vignette at the beginning of each chapter. Nice blue print on the title page.
Condition: Untrimmed, uncut. Nice and clean copy.
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