Sonnets pour Don Juan. by GODOY, Armand.

Sonnets pour Don Juan. by GODOY, Armand.

~ Sonnets pour Don Juan. [Paris]: [Dijon: Darantière], Éditions Bernard Grasset, 1956.

4to (240 × 190 mm), pp. 53, [7]. Original red wrappers, uncut and unopened. Scratch with some loss to glassine lower cover. But overall fine.

First edition. Number 117 of 300 copies on Rives S.P. Sonnets by Godoy (a Symbolist poet of Cuban origins), addressed to the legendary fictional libertine Don Juan. Godoy was a great admirer of Baudelaire, possessing many of his personal documents and memories and striving to write in (what he called) ‘the language of Baudelaire.’ His poetry has a rhythmical and musical quality.

Keywords: french, literature, poetry
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