Paul Auster Books

Curtains: Le Prochaine Step

Mimeographed typescript, stapled, with pictorial upper wrapper. Illustrations and photographs. Two folding plates. Quarto. Signed by Lydia Davis at her contribution on p153 (translation of Bataille). Laid in is a combination typed and manuscript routing memo directing this copy to Jas Laughlin. Poet, writer, playwright, artist, and translator Paul Buck founded Curtains in 1971. Twenty-one issues comprised the original series through 1978. Cover design by Vladimir Velickovic. Contributions range across poetry, prose, visual, and performance arts, with original work and translations by Edmond Jabès, Rosmarie Waldrop, Allen Fisher, Paul Neagu, Eric Mottram, Clayton Eshleman, Robert Kelly, Geraldine Monk, Robert Clark, Roger Ely, Jacques Prevel, Glenda George, Paul Buck, Ulli McCarthy, Jean Pierre Faye, Agnès Rouzier, Gina Pane, Robert Kelly, Georges Bataille (as in 1975’s Split Curtains, Auster and Lydia Davis contribute translation of ‘The Blue of the Sky’), Eric Mottram, Philip Corner, Susan Hiller, Robert Kelly, Kris Hemensley, Mike Dobbie, Brian Marley, Kieth Waldrop, Lydia Davis, Michel Deguy, Joë Bousquet, Pierre Joris, Clayton Eshleman, Pierre Dhainaut, Patrice Delbourg, Eugène Savitzkaya, and COUM Transmissions. 210 pages.
Curtains: Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, UK. 1976

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