NON-VICIOUS CIRCLE; Twenty Poems of Aime Cesaire.
Edition: First printing.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bilingual edition with the original French and English translation and commentary by Gregson Davis. "The black Martinican poet Aim Csaire. . has long been regarded in France as one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Moreover, the philosophy of negritude evolved by Csaire and his friend Leopold Senghor is an important bridge between modernism and contemporary Third World nationalistic movements. The twenty poems in this book, presented in French with facing English translations, have been chosen to illustrate fundamental aspects of Csaires thought, imagery, and style as these crystallized into a single, coherent system in the late 1940s and the 1950s.. . A substantial introduction discusses Csaire, his intellectual context, and the major critical issues in his work. The book is illustrated with a selection from the etchings done by Picasso for Cesaires collection Corps Perdu." xi, 152 pp. ISBN: 0804712077.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.