Francesco Clemente, POUND, EZRA

Cathay: Poems After Li Po

The Limited Editions Club

1993

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Signed limited edition of Pound's Cathay with seven color woodcuts by Francesco Clemente.

  • Ezra Pound (French).
  • Woodcuts by Francesco Clemente (Italian).
  • Designed by Dan Carr (American).
  • [New York]: The Limited Editions Club, [1993].
  • Large octavo.
  • Printed by Arthur Larson at Horton Tank Graphics on handmade Japanese Ogawashi paper.
  • Edition limited to 300 numbered copies signed by Clemente. 
  • Original pale blue Japanese linen, original slipcase.


"This volume is all the more remarkable for the fact that Pound knew no Chinese. Yet these translations of eighteen medieval poems, mainly by Li Po (A.D. 70I-762), are acknowledged masterpieces. Pound worked from notes by Ernest Fenollosa, a great American scholar of Oriental literature and art. These notes Pound turned to poetry, imbued with the scent and flavor of their Chinese originals. Italian‑born artist Francesco Clemente, as well, feels the magnetic pull of the East. There have been scores of books and articles by and about Clemente; and exhibitions of his art all over the world, including a large 1990 show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As the organizer of the Philadelphia exhibit wrote, Clemente’s art 'resonates between intensities of the cerebral and the sensual.' Especially here, in these seven exquisite color woodcuts" (Publisher).

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Dimensions
Height: 11.75 inches / 29.84 cm
Width: 8 inches / 20.32 cm
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Language
English
Subject
Art, Poetry
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