Topic 4: Black Manikin & Obelisk

French printing/Anglo-American writers: Darantierre and others

The three titles shown here provide samples of contemporary French book-production for comparison with the expatriate publishers. All three titles are beautifuly preserved. Kipling's Sept poemes des Barrack Room Ballads traduits (Dijon: Darantierre, 1925) was a non-commercial private publication issued by the printer who also set Joyce's Ulysses. Walt Whitman, Feuille d'herbe, 2 vols. (Paris: Mercure de France, 1922) and Andre Maurois's pathbreaking Shelley biography, Ariel (Paris: Grasset, 1923) also illustrate French interest in English and American writers.
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