Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1985. One of 60 copies on Arches from a total issue of 62, numbered and signed by the publisher, Samuel Cesar Palui, on Ingres cream paper. Illustrated with two original full-page aquatints by Aida Carballo that were editioned with the aid of Mirta Ripoll. The text, which which contains seven original poems by Braulio Arenas in addition to one translation by Braulio Arenas, was hand set and printed letterpress by Ruben Raul Lapolla in 18pt Garamond in two colors, red for the poems' titles and initial letters and black for the text. The poem by Rimbaud, "El Barco Ebrio" ("Le Bateau Ivre") has been translated from the original French to Spanish by Braulio Arenas. The tan Ingres text pages of Rimbaud's poem are loosely inserted as pp. 17-24 in the verses of EL MUNDO POETICO DE BRAULIO ARENAS. Page size: 12-15/16 x 9-1/16 inches and 10-9/16 inches, 40pp. Bound: loose as issued in green wrapper, printed with publisher's initials on front fold-over tab, housed in red cloth and blue paper box with author and title printed on front and on spine, fine. The aquatints are lovely. The first is of a child floating a paper boat and the second a surreal cityscape. The image of the child harmonizes perfectly with the verse making the connection between the free expressions of the young with the efforts of the Surrealists.
Braulio Arenas (1913-1988) Chilean poet, short story writer and dramatist, was awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1984. Considered a key Chilean surrealist, he was one of the founding members of the Mandragora (Surreal group) in 1938. Item #9819