VILEM SZPYK Tragic Czech Poet & creator Poetic Photosynthesis signed title page For Sale



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VILEM SZPYK Tragic Czech Poet & creator Poetic Photosynthesis signed title page:
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Autographed and inscribed, excerpted first edition title page for the creative genius avant garde poet's first book, "Koraby v Hlubokych Ocich" (1924), or "Ships in Deep Eyes", Prague, June 18, 1931.Vilém Szpyk (1902-1939) tragic Dadist Avant Garde Poet, Novelist, Translator and EditorSzpyk grew up in Domazlice, his father was from Galacia in Poland and unemployed tiler by trade. He was fortunate under those circumstances to study law at Charles University in Prague. Upon graduation he was employed as an editor of business journals, he also was a translator of French fiction to Czech and in demand by the leading publishers in Prague. His first book, self published, "Ships in Deep Eyes" only 36 pages long was published in 1924. A booklet of twenty poems about night, love, natural phenomena and social mores he described as "Poetic Photosynthesis"; uniting photo montages with poetry. The creation of "photosynthesis" with his poetry was something new and different and the literary critics of the time found difficult to accept. Additional books of his prose combined with "photosynthesis", "Swan Song"(1930), "Hatchery"(1933-34), "Pain of Beautiful Hope" (1934), "High Voltage" (1947) and "Peasant Madonna" (1938) followed. His early death at the age of 37 from tuberculosis ended a most interesting poetic career. In the last few years there has been a renaissance for Szpyk in the Czech Republic and his works are being re-examined for their originality and significance. New articles have been published in magazines regarding his works, especially "Ships in Deep Eyes".Rare and important! Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc.Music Antiquarian and AppraiserNew York, New YorkAll items guaranteed authentic


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