Arthur B. Evans — Jean Cocteau and His Films of Orphic Identity

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London & Philadelphia: Associated University Presses / The Art Alliance Press, 1977. Publishers clothbound hardcover with fine unclipped dustjacket, 174 pages, illus., fine/fine

First edition

Important monograph on Cocteau and his Orpheus Trilogu: “The most singular and extended project of Cocteau’s œuvre is the Orphic trilogy, three films which take the myth of Orpheus as their point de départ and never look back (unlike Orpheus himself). These films are Le Sang d’un poète (1930), Orphée (1950), and Le Testament d’Orphée (1959). The trilogy took thirty years to complete and a lifetime to achieve. The films represent a sustained inquiry into the nature of art, particularly poetry, and poetry’s inescapable hold on Cocteau’s life. Poetry was everything for Cocteau, and everything was poetry: “He was the most self-proclaimed of poets, to the extent that he rigorously classified all his great variety of work, his poems, novels, plays, essays, drawings, and films, under the headings of ‘poésie, poésie de roman, poésie de théâtre, poésie critique, poésie graphique and poésie cinématographique.’ ” (Steegmuller 4)

Arthur B. Evans — Jean Cocteau and His Films of Orphic Identity

200,00 kr.

In stock