Vernon, France: Manière Noire Editeur, 2000. Limited edition. Softcover. Signed by Gleize and Maccheroni on colophon, and hand-numbered 9/67. Quarto. (4) 37 (1), (6)pp., 3 engravings with tissue guards. Velin BFK Rives wraps with black lettering on cover and spine, protected by modern mylar. Frontispiece photograph (9 1/4 x 6 1/4") tipped in.
"Jean-Marie Gleize was born in Paris in 1946. He was thus of an age to be a Maoist and militant in 1968, identifications he retains to this day. He published his first book (on Francis Ponge) in 1981, and became a professor at l’Université d’Aix-en-Provence as well as at the prestigious l’École normale supérieure de Lyon where he would direct the Centre d’études poétiques from 1999-2009. In addition to his scholarly work on modern and contemporary French, Arabic, and American poetry, he would enter the first rank of French poets (or “post-poets,” as is sometimes said), aesthetically affiliated with peers such as Emmanuel Hocquard, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Claude Royet-Journoud." (Kenning Editions)
"Jean-Marie Gleize (b. 1946) is among the most influential theoreticians of contemporary experimental French poetry. He calls postpoésie attempts to write poetry as if from the outside, leaving behind lyrical verse, prose poetics, and all forms of essentialism. In the 1990s he developed and applied in his own writing concepts of littéralité and nudité that aimed at quietening down figures, expressivity and subjectivity to let the workings of language and discourse surface as more objective and potent poetic enigmas." (University of Minnesota)
Nu Dénudé by Jean-Marie Gleize is augmented with a photograph and three original engravings by Henri Maccheroni. It was set in Dodoni body 12 by Monique Roncerel. Printed on Velin BFK Rives 189g in seventy-five copies including sixty-seven numbered from 1 to 67 and eight out of commerce numbers from I to VIII. Printed by Michel Roncerel in Reviers in August 2000. Fine condition. Item #49866