Skip to main content Skip to footer

Correspondence des Arts II

Book art image

Prophetic Book

This large-format book was printed on paper created especially for the edition. The text is in English with Polish translations by Jerzy Jarniewicz and linoleum cuts by Krzystof Wawrzyniak. The presentation of Craig Raine’s poetry, concerned with things of the soul, is done entirely in black and white. Black pages and partial pages interspersed with the text and image remind the reader of a void in both a literal and poetic sense. The partial pages, when turned, hide one version of the poem to concentrate the reader’s attention on the image. The book is wrapped in several layers of board covered with black cloth, requiring the potential reader to keep unfolding it, which evokes the incomprehensibility of the nature of the Holocaust.

Artist: Krzystof Wawrzyniak, Illustrator
Press: Correspondence des Arts II
Date: 1989
Number and Edition: 42 of 100
Size: 18” x 14”

Contact Us

Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703, United States
(562) 916-1350
Contact Form

This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.