A Roll of the Dice

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A Roll of the Dice

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Author: Stéphane Mallarmé

Type: PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9781950268948

Date: 13th June, 2024

Publisher: WAVE BOOKS

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  2. Poetry By Form
  3. Poetry
  4. Modern and Contemporary Poetry

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Previously only available in hardcover, and after a long period of being unavailable, one of Wave's most popular titles, A Roll of the Dice by Stéphane Mallarmé, is now available in paperback.Through brilliant collaboration, Robert Bononno and book designer Jeff Clark translated one of Mallarmé's most well-known and visually complex poems into contemporary English language and design. This bilingual softcover edition not only includes Mallarmé's original preface, but also matches the typography of the last round of proofs that Mallarmé was correcting at the time of his death. Clark's presentation is both visually stunning and typographically radical, mirroring the dark mystery of Mallarmé's poem. With a keen understanding of poetics, Bononno's translation offers myriad interpretations, while capturing the visionary spirit of the original. Together, Clark and Bononno have created a singular version of A Roll of the Dice that is markedly unique in its attention to the ways layout, design, typeface, and language all contribute to the meaning making of this masterpiece.

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