NIGHT OF LOVELESS NIGHTS by Robert Desnos, translated by Lewis Warsh (The Ant's Forefoot 10)
The Ant's Forefoot, 1973 (Issue #10), First edition, Limited to 300 copies. Unpaginated, 7 1/4" X 11"
SIGNED by Warsh
“I was living alone in Stinson Beach, Spring 1971, when I did this translation, and sent it—with photos and collages—as a gift to David Rosenberg, who almost in the same breath decided to publish it as part of his Ant’s Forefoot translation series. I didn’t send it to him with the thought that he would publish it—but there it was, with all my artwork intact, including the photo of Desnos writing in his sleep which I copied from Breton’s Nadja. I had studied French for years in high school and college, but what did I know? One morning that summer of 1971 I woke up in Stinson Beach and there was David, visiting from Toronto, where he had gone as a draft dodger. Back in New York, a few years later, we reversed roles, and I acted as his editor on the mimeo edition of his translation of David’s Psalms, Blues of the Sky.” - Lewis Warsh
A touch of tanning to wraps, else a clean and crisp copy.