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Book with a dedication by Blaise Cendrars (1955)

Book with a dedication by Blaise Cendrars (1955)

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Limited edition from 1955 of the book "L´Or", the main work of the French poet Blaise Cendrars, with a dedication.

Book "L´Or" (the Gold) by Blaise Cendrars with a dedication by the author. Limited edition from 1955, printed in Switzerland. 15 cm x 22 cm. 210 pages. It comes with a letter precisely explaining the context of this dedication. Excellent condition. Single piece.

Marie-Louise Burger
very cordial greetings
by Blaise Cendrars

Blaise Cendrars (1887 - 1961) was a Swiss novelist and poet, naturalized French. Renowned for his descriptions of journeys, real or imaginary, Cendrars made seven visits to Brazil. The first of these occurred in 1924. He made friends with great Brazilian artists - writers, musicians and painters - in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. He also went to Minas Gerais with Mário De Andrade and Tarsila De Amaral, awakening the interest of modernists - hitherto fascinated by Europe - in the regional and traditional baroque art of the state of Minas Gerais.

It was a Carnival trip with Blaise Cendrars that gave Tarsila Do Amaral "a taste for the popular" who fell in love with the poetry of the favelas and humble people. A great friend of the painter, Cendrars also wrote the texts for the catalog of Tarsila's first exhibition in Paris, in 1926.

"L´Or" is the best known work, translated worldwide, by Blaise Cendrars. Paul Eluard regarded him as one of the greatest French poets of the 20th century. Here we have a limited edition in excellent condition, complete with a beautiful dedication by the "most Brazilian" French writer of the 20th century. An additional very interesting detail, we have attached a letter from the person who got the autograph explaining the circumstances of the meeting with Blaise Cendrars.

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