Poetry is bi-lingual (French/English), prose is English translated by Barbara Wright in consultation with Arlette Albert-Birot with a preface by Barbara Wright and a postface by Arlette Albert-Birot. A fine hardcover copy. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine jacket. NOT ex-library. 99pg. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 091658318X. ISBN/EAN: 9780916583187. Inventory No: 018687. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Like its author, Grabinoulor has been rediscovered only in the last few decades. Originally published in SIC in 1919 and praised by such writers as Apollinaire, Celine, Max Jacob, and Raymond Queneau, it did not appear in English until 1986.
Smart, joyous, playfully philosophical and completely without despair, the novel follows the character Grabinoulor―”the happiest man in the world”―a child-like, satyric, and comical Parisian as he visits other planets, travels through time, and finds poetry wherever he goes.
"Grabinoulor has no personal characteristics except an imperturbable appetite for all kinds of pleasure, and a mind rarely paralleled for energy and inventiveness. He is everyone and no one. . . . Anyone who loves Tristram Shandy will love Grabi." -- Sunday Times
"Ingenious imagination. . . . This fine translation of the Grabinoulor saga deserves reading as a genuine sample of the modernism that its author nurtured in SIC, and that cleared the path for the likes of Cocteau, Breton, and Ionesco." -- Choice Jul-Aug '87
"It has been called a masterpiece, as if a work could qualify as such when it's only just been born. A work isn't born a masterpiece, it becomes one. And yet it's saying a lot of a book to call it at the same time: Gay, living, contemporary (I don't like the word modern), intelligent, fantastic, poetic, realistic, daring, more than daring, psychological, synthetic, symbolic, simple, classic, universal, surprising, bizarre, banal, larger than life, true to life and even true to experience, attractive, odious, pessimistic, optimistic, serious, humorous and even more than humorous." -- Max Jacob in Les Nouvelles litteraires
"To the reader willing to admit the existence of joy, Grabinoulor and his life and opinions are pure delight." -- Times Literary Supplement
Title: The First Book of Grabinoulor
Publisher: The Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press March 1987, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine/Fine. 1st. Translated by Barbara Wright in consultation with Arlette Albert-Birot. Preface by Barbara Wright and Postface by Arlette Albert-Birot. Fine condition in a fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 9014335
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1987. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. The dust jacket has a 2cm tear near the base of the spine. The page margins have minor foxing, as do the first few front and back pages. 98 pages. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Seller Inventory # 141399
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1987. hardcover. Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st edition. Elmwood Park. 1987. Dalkey Archive Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN:091658318x. Translated from the French by Barbara Wright In Consultation W/Arlette Albert-Birot. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A key figure in France's modernist movement, Pierre Albert-Birot founded and edited CIS--an early 20th century avant-garde literary magazine--where he published and helped to shape the work of fellow Futurists, Dadaists, and Surrealists (including Apollinaire, Adre Breton, Louis Aragon, Philippe Soupault and the first texts of Tristan Tzara). Like its author, GRABINOULOR has been rediscovered only in the last few decades. Originally published in SIC in 1919 and praised by such writers as Apollinaire, Celine, Max Jacob, and Raymond Queneau, it did not appear in English until 1986. Smart, joyous, playfully philosophical and completely without despair, the novel follows the character Grabinoulor-- the happiest man in the world --a child-like, satyric, and comical Parisian as he visits other planets, travels through time, and finds poetry wherever he goes. inventory #22667. Seller Inventory # z22667
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Ex-library copy. Has card pocket and small "sticker ghost" on front endpaper, no other library markings. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 240537
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1987. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M091658318X_4
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1987. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 091658318X-2-4
Book Description Dalkey Archive Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG091658318X
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Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M091658318X