Gorgeous edition for bibliophiles of Françoise Xenakis’s novel Elle lui dirait dans l'île illustrated with 13 original etchings and a drypoint, including 7 excerpts of sheet music by Xenakis & 6 engravings by Claude Groschêne.
The prints were printed by Claude Groschêne and Alain Poncelet. The plates include coloured highlights that were painted in watercolour by hand by Christiane Groschêne.
Unique limited edition of 180 copies including 140 nominative, all on Arches vellum. This one is (No. 117) for Baron Ch. de Watteville.
Françoise Xenakis ; [extraits des partitions de Xenakis ; gravures de Claude Groschêne].
Elle lui dirait dans l'île
[Paris] : Les Amis bibliophiles, 1979.
113,  pages
Quarto, 33 cm.
Loose leaf in an embossed paper cover with flaps and canvas slipcase.
Book in perfect condition. Light marks of rubbing on the boards of the canvas slipcase.
This immense, intense and poetic drama depicts the heartbreaking story of a woman who finally, after three years of waiting, obtains the permission to visit her husband, prisoner on an island. It is there, in this place reddened by the blood of the prisoners, that she has so much to say to him, so many words to pour out, so many things to give him. A face-to-face between a broken man and a woman who wants to live, despite everything...
Françoise Xenakis, née Gargouil, is a French novelist and journalist.
In 1953, she married Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), a Greek-born composer, architect and engineer.
Her first novel Le Petit Caillou, was published in 1963. She won the Prix des libraires in 1993 for her book Attends-moi, published by Grasset.
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- Art, Illustrated, Literature, Music
- Author/ Illustrator
- Françoise Xenakis
- Book Title
- Elle lui dirait dans l'île. Gravures de Claude Groschêne [extraits des partitions de Xenakis]
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
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- 35×25 cm