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Maryan (Illustrations by); Jean Cassou (Introduction by
Illustrations pour "Le Procès" de Franz Kafka [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TWICE BY THE ARTIST]
Caractères, 1953. Limited First edition. Softcover. 1/110. Folio (12 3/4 x 10 1/4"). Unpaginated. [52] loose pages, as issued. Original illustrated chiffone portfolio. Vignette on title page. Fly leaf inscribed by Maryan (pseudonim of Pinchas Burstein) to Nicolas (Moshe) Lazar, and dated Paris, June 13, 1955. Limitation page signed by the artist as well. Franz Kafka's "The Trial"* is here splendidly illustrated by Maryan (Pinchas Burstein), a Polish-born Jewish expressionist painter who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII. In ten striking tissue-guarded lithographs, the artist brilliantly captures both the menace and the humor of Kafka's utterly unique masterwork. The ten captioned lithographs depict the following: - The Tribunal - Léni - The First Judge - The Jurors - The Prosecutor - The Bailiff - The Spectator - The Second Judge - The Verdict - The End One of 110 numbered and signed copies, of which this is No. 82. Closed tears, creasing and chipping along partly taped spine. Portfolio sunned along edges. Introduction and captions in French. Portfolio in overall poor to fair, interior in very good condition. poor to vg. * "The Trial" is a darkly humorous tale that follows Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and forced to struggle against an absurd judicial process. K finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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