GLABRES: Quatorze Sonnets et Une Élégie. Henri Béraud.

GLABRES: Quatorze Sonnets et Une Élégie

[Lyon]: Editions du Rigole-Haut-de-Meuse, 1915. First Edition. Wraps. Limited to 200 copies. Octavo. Original string-bound printed paper wrappers. Previous owner's ink signature to the front endpaper. Some mild soiling and scattered light foxing; otherwise very good. Scarce, OCLC locates only three holdings. Alternatively subtitled "quatorze sonnets pour amuser les poilus tournes sur le front" (fourteen sonnets for the amusement of the hairy faces at the front), this collection of First World War verse is among the earliest work by the controversial French novelist and journalist. Béraud (1885-1958) rose to prominence in the early 1920s, winning the Prix Goncourt for Le vitriol de la lune and Le martyre de l'obese. Virulently Anglophobic and to a lesser extent antisemitic, he actively supported Vichy France and contributing pieces to the Fascist weekly paper Gringoire, for which he was sentenced to death in 1945. The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment after Francois Mauriac and other writers intervened on his behalf. Very good. Item #71745

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