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Revue Obliques no 8-9. Boris Vian de A à Z.

£225.00

VIAN, Boris. LABISSE, Félix. 
Revue Obliques no 8-9. Boris Vian de A à Z. 
First edition. 4to. 330pp with numerous b&w illustrations. Bright purple and yellow printed wrappers. The special issue of this Paris magazine issued in 99 copies only. This copy is one of 12 hors commerce and is accompanied by a colour lithograph [270 x 210 mm] signed by the artist Félix Labisse. French text. Paris: Obliques, 1976. 
A bright copy with a little edgewear. 

A lively issue of the important French magazine Obliques established in 1970s Paris by Roger Borderie that was dedicated to publishing ambitious literary and artistic monographs. Issues of the publications focused on a single writer or theme such as Sade, German Expressionism, The Surrealist woman and the myth of Don Juan.

This handsome issue of Obliques, creatively structured as an A-Z, explores a diversity of perspectives on the French writer and polymath Boris Vian. With chapters spanning jazz, cinema, graffiti, science-fiction, urbanism and so on. An introduction is provided by Noël Arnaud, bibliography by Claude Rameil and a discography by G. Unglik. The volume is richly illustrated with cartoons, sketches, reproductions of correspondence and images of Vian. This special issue is accompanied by a striking colour lithograph portrait of Boris Vian by the surrealist painter Félix Labisse. 

 

 


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