The Man With the Blue Guitar, a poem by Wallace Stevens, was first published in 1937. It is divided into thirty-three brief sections, or cantos. The poem has been discussed as taking the form of an imaginary conversation with the subject of Pablo Picasso’s 1903-04 painting The Old Guitarist, which Stevens may have viewed when it was exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1934. But Stevens insisted this influence was only peripheral. In a letter dated July 1, 1953, to Professor Renato Poggioli, who had recently translated his poem into Italian, Stevens wrote: “I had no particular painting of Picasso’s in mind and even though it might help to sell the book to have one of his paintings on the cover, I don’t think we ought to reproduce anything of Picasso’s”. Hockney did just that, and it is very lovely indeed!
PERSONAE – The Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound. Second Impression. London: Faber & Faber, 1961. Publishers red, gilt cloth with original unclipped now protected dustjacket. 287 pages. Very good attractive clean copy First edition
Helweg, Stine. – Linnee Nielsen, Marianne (ed.):. Assistens 250. Center for Kirkegårde, 2010. Hardcover. 1040 sider. Illustreret En gennemgang af kirkegården og dens mange prominente og kendte gravsteder Flot eksemplar
HULTEN, PONTUS K.G. (ed.): . Claes Oldenburg: Skulpturer och Teckningar / Sculptures and Drawings. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1966. Small 4to in stiff illustrated wraps as issued. Unpaginated with 64 pp., 8 color plates tipped in, 2 printed color plates, and numerous bw illustrations. Text by Öyvind Fahlström and Ulf Linde…