Hunk of Skin. Pablo Picasso.

Hunk of Skin. English Versions by Paul Blackburn

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1968. 1st US Edition. 12mo, pubilsher's red and gold printed stiff paper wraps.

Series of poems written by Picasso in 1959 elegizing his boyhood in Málaga, translated by Black Mountain poet Blackburn. Spanish Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela provides an irreverent prefatory note, while Blackburn acknowledges Argentine writer Julio Cortázar for correcting his translations. Text in Spanish and English. Number 25 in The Pocket Poets Series. Stated first American edition, but later printing, without Villiers printing notice on p.40. Light rubbing to spine-ends and corners, wraps slightly bowed. Near fine. Item #81


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