A Human Narrative Embodying A Philosophy Of The Artist In Dialogue Form. Published by The Fanfrolico Press, London, 1929. A rare SIGNED by Norman Lindsay First Edition.There is a dedication to Norman's son: "To Jack Lindsay ratifying a bargain made in Hyperborea". I have told a plain story of the events and emotions between two pairs of lovers involved with the action of chance and incident, yet I have made each unit the expression of a facet in the universal moral problem, and have used their lips to express both their own personal problem of passion in its event, and passion in its abstract relation to life. This has been a very difficult job... Besides, I was choked up then with the aftermath of ideas from Creative Effort , and all the struggle towards thought that sought an outlet in that book, which was written at high speed - a genuine uprush of mental emotion to the surface of consciousness. It is in such periods when thought is seeking an end in defined repressions that inspiration is a moving power, for the unknown destination of a thought is a vast stimulus to hack it down to finality. For that reason I find the writing of Madam Life's Lovers a labour. I know what I intend to say Too well, and consequently the problem becomes less an inspired finding of thought than a careful selection of thoughts already found. Is a much more cautious and careful work than C. And I have left no loose ends to any problem attacked, but have fined down each to its bare essentials, and sought for definition at the completest apex of logic... I have collected an appalling mass of discarded manuscripts thrown aside from this book - enough to have written it four times over...
With a lovely photogravure frontispiece of a nude female atop conquered males. In black buckram hardcover with a gilt female figure blindstamped to the front cover and titles in gilt to the spine, in 189 pages. The Dustjacket: There is very minor general shelf wear and thus an excellent dustjacket. The Book: There is a couple of bumps to corners, a small mark to the top right of the front cover. There is scatter light foxing to the first few pages and less so throughout.There is no sunning to the spine and no previous owners' inscriptions. There are no missing, loose, creased, damaged or stained pages. The spine and binding are solid.
A complete and an outstanding signed copy. Measures 16cm x 25.5cm. A very desirable signed Norman Lindsay first edition.
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