December 27, 2007

Paul Vialar : a vision of World War I

Paul Vialar, engaged during the war of 1914-1918, recounts his experience in Le Coeur et la Boue (Heart and mud). This edition of 1921 illustrated by Louis-Robert Antral, whose style evokes the one of Hermann-Paul, underlines perfectly the darkness of this trench warfare.

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers :
  • ANTRAL (L.R.) - VIALAR (Paul). Le Cœur et la boue. Preface by Marcel Wiriath, wood engravings by Louis-Robert Antral. Paris, La Cigogne, 1921, in-8. Limited to 500 copies. One of the 12 copies on Imperial Japan paper.