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    DescriptionIn 1908, a small volume of poetry was published in Paris by an unknown author named A.O. Barnabooth - who in fact did not exist. Only after the book received favorable reviews by major French writers and critics did its real author, Valery Larbaud, step forward to claim Barnabooth as his alter ego. The revised and expanded 1913 edition of the book, with Larbaud credited as its author, has become a classic, eventually being included in the esteemed Pleiade series of books devoted to great French writers and has remained in print in France for almost 100 years now. In "The Poems of A.O. Barnabooth", Larbaud expresses an ambivalent yearning for exotic places where one might be exalted by both the sadness and the beauty of life. He is fascinated by otherness. But, as Rimbaud put it, I is another. Larbaud/Barnabooth says, I always write with a mask upon my face. but sometimes this mask dissolves. Larbaud's modulation between cynical despair and the simple pleasures of everyday life bare the mercurial heart of a young poet fascinated by the mystery of identity, making "The Poems of A.O. Barnabooth" the marvelous and modern book that it is. This current bilingual edition, translated by the poets Ron Padgett and Bill Zavatsky, includes an introduction, additional poems by Larbaud, period post card illustrations, and detailed notes for all the poems.

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    Poems of A. O. Barnabooth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Valery Larbaud
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 225
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    ISBN 13: 9780979513794
    ISBN 10: 0979513790

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: POE005030
    DC22: 841.912, 841/.912
    LC classification: PQ2623.A65 P613 2008
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Black Widow Press
    Imprint name
    Black Widow Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA