Carnival: The First Panel, 1967-70

Steve McCaffery

Published by Coach House Press, [Toronto], 1973
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Title: Carnival: The First Panel, 1967-70

Publisher: Coach House Press, [Toronto]

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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17 leaves, printed rectos (one side) only. One of the major works of concrete poetry, a two-color (red and black) abstract artwork. According to the laid in instruction sheet, 'In order to destroy this book, please tear each page carefully along the perforation. The panel is arranged by laying out the pages in a square of four' rows of four sheets measuring 44 by 36 inches. According to McCaffery, 'Carnival was essentially a cartographic project; a repudiation of linearity in writing and the search for an alternative syntax in 'mapping'. The panels grew directly through the agency of the typewriter and through the agency of marginal link-ups.' First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). With the instruction sheet and the humorous errata sheet, which offers to substitute one abstract shape for another. Bookseller Inventory # 86928

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