Le roman de quat' sous

Paris  -  Éditions Correa  - 

  • Format : In-12.
  • Number of volumes : 1 volume.
  • Binding : Bound.
  • Collation : 393 pp.

Limited edition

Canvas editor's binding in Bradel style, after a presentation by Jean Garcia. Beautifully fresh paper.

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Preface by Geneviève SERREAU. Translated from the German by Claude Vernier. With the collaboration of Paul Richez.

In the aftermath of the Reichstag fire on 28 February 1933, Bertolt Brecht left Germany with his wife Helene Weigel. He arrived in Switzerland via Prague and Vienna. During the first months of his emigration, he travelled back and forth between Switzerland and Paris to meet Kurt Weill, with whom he completed the ballet Les Sept Péchés capitaux, which premiered in June of the same year in Paris. During his stays in Paris, Brecht met the German novelist Hermann Kesten, another immigrant who became a literary advisor for a publishing house in Amsterdam. It was then that the first negotiations on Le Roman de quat'sous took place. It goes without saying that Brecht was inspired by political and economic life and that the events of the novel often refer to the political situation in Germany under the Nazi regime. However, the story of a king of gangsters marrying the daughter of the director of a company called "The Friend of Beggars" covers a much wider field.

LIMITED EDITED to 4500 copies numbered in Egyptian size 8, and printed on Alfa Mousse from the Navarre paper mills. This is one of the numbered copies.

In good condition.