086 David Rattray
Opening the Eyelid

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086 David Rattray
Opening the Eyelid

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"This is about fire ripping a dead man's shack"

Brooklyn, NY: diwan, 1990
79 pp., 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of the author by Basil King. One hundred numbered copies were signed by the author and specially bound in full cloth with blind-embossed cover and spine (issued without dust-jacket), in addition to a thousand trade paperback copies (with cover calligraphy by Suzanne Moore). Both editions are available. As new.

David Rattray, who died in 1993, was widely known for his translations from Antonin Artaud, Rene Crevel, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, and many others. This collection is the only accessible edition of his own stunning poems. The projected deluxe edition of 26 lettered copies was never completed, leaving the clothbound as the only limited signed edition.

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