October 27, 2006

Cahiers G.L.M

It's in May 1936 that Guy Lévis-Mano (1904-1980) poet, translator and book publisher began the release of notebooks in which collaborated numerous artists bound with the Surrealist pathos. This major revue is a compilation of 9 numbers (from 1936 to 1939) the seventh, dedicated to Dream, was arranged by André Breton. Each number offers original editions of poems from, among others, René Char, Paul Eluard, Henri Michaux but also translations of Frank Kafka or Lewis Carroll. Among plate illustrations, are drawings of Bellmer, Masson, Dali, Chirico and also pictures of Man Ray.

There is a second and late serie (1955), containing 6 numbers.

Currently at the librairie Loliée, the complete and rare collection of the first serie (9 vol. in-12, paper-bound, casing).

- first cahier may 1936 :
Henri Michaux, Gisèle Prassinos, Valentine Penrose, Hans Bellmer, Pierre Robin, Carrouges.
- second cahier july 1936 :
Pierre Jean Jouve, Tristan Tzara, Deux Enfants, Franz Kafka, Guy Lévis-Mano, René-Jean Clos, A. Rolland de Renéville, André Masson, René Laporte, Jean Le Louet, Pierre Courthion.
- third cahier november 1936 :
Paul Eluard, René Char, Jean Scutenaire, Man Ray, Pierre Mabille, Maurice Blanchard, Herman Grégoire, Louis Parrot, Federico Garcia-Lorca.
- fourht cahier march 1937 :
Federico Garcia Lorca, Pierre Jean Jouve, David Gascoyne, Fernad Marc, Léon Damas, Henri El Kayem, Henri Michaux, Philippe Soupault, Caresse Crosby, Thérèse Aubray, Roger Lannes, Adrien Copperie, Halina Izdebska, Serge Essenine, René Roux, Jacques Baron, Carrouges, Jean Mario Prassinos.
- fifth cahier april 1937 :
René Crevel, Gisèle Prassinos, Pablo Neruda, Alfredo Gangotena, Kurt Seligmann, Franz Kafka, Lise Deharme, Basile Sainte-Croix, Monny de Boully, Claude Sernet, Jean Le Louet.
- sixth cahier november 1937 :
Franz Kafka, Paul Eluard, Maurice Blanchard, Jacques Prévert, André Ray, Lucien Coutaud, Guy Lévis-Mano, René Char, Achille Chavée, Armel Guerne, Pierre Mabille.
- seventh cahier march 1938 :
Albert Beguin, Paracelse, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Carl-Philipp Moritz, Albrecht Dürer, Jérôme Cardan, Pouchkine, Xavier Forneret, Lucas, André Breton, Marcel Lecomte, Michel Leiris, Ferdinand Alquie, Benjamin Peret, Pierre Mabille, Paul Eluard, Guy Lévis-Mano, Gui Rosey, Maurice Blanchard, Georges Hugnet, Gisèle Prassinos, Georges Mouton, Armel Guerne, Henri Pastoureau, J.M. Belleval, Alexei Remizov.
- eighth cahier october 1938 :
Georges Roux, Georges Schéhadé, Alexei Remizov, Fernand Marc, Leonora Carrington, Jacqueline Allan, René Char, Max Bucaille.
- ninth cahier march 1939 :
Lewis Caroll, Maurice Blanchard, Joe Bousquet, Raymond Roussel, Michel Leiris, Varbanesco.