Grand Street: 57: Dirt
Grand Street, New York, 1996, Illustrated Wraps, , , ISBN 1885490089 , Near Fine
239 pp. Volume 15, No. 1. Summer, 1996. John Waters/Mike Kelley-The Dirty Boys; Hilton Als-My Pin-up; Herve Guilbert-The Hammam; Rem Koolhaas-Regrets; Kenneth Anger-Kenneth Nager's Icons; Langdon Clay-42nd Street, North Side, 1979; Tom Friedman-JST; The Grand Guignol-The House of Horrors; Michael Heizer-Negative and Positive Sculptures (and One Painting); Alexis Rockman-Mud Drawings; Mierle Laderman Ukeles-Flow City; Andrei Bitov-The Game; Sandra Cisneros-Dirt; Mohammed Dib-The Detour; Hugues Pradier-Into the Grave; Alan Warner-From Movern Callar; Aime Cesaire-Lynch 1; Robert Creeley-Won't It Be Fine; Bei Dao-Three Poems; Thomas Sayers Ellis-Three Poems; David Ignatow-The Butcher Boy; Willa Jarnagin-Two Poems; James Laughlin-Three Pentastichs; Nick Lawrence-Three Poems; D. Nurske-Three Poems; Tatiana Shcherbina-I Feel Like a Wheat Field; Larissa Szporluk-Three Poems; Robert VanderMolen-Two Poems; Kevin Young-Two Poems.
An excellent report by Maureen Mulvihill of the auction of rare books and manuscripts from the estate of Paula Peyraud
The Paula Peyraud Collection: Samuel Johnson & Women Writers in Georgian Society. An Auction Report by Maureen E. Mulvihill as published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Fall 2009, with 8 images and a list of selected buyers, prices & new locations of the Peyraud properties.
A pdf of the published report may be downloaded here: http://www.ilab.org/download.php?object=documentation&id=81
‘DARK LADY’ OF RARE BOOK COLLECTORS, PAULA FENTRESS PEYRAUD (CHAPPAQUA, NY, 1947 ~ 2008). Peyraud Collection Auction, May 2009, Bloomsbury Auctions N.Y. 483 Lots (books, manuscripts, images). Sales total: $1.6 million, including premium. Photograph, Margie Van Dyke. Bookplate from Peyraud copy of Frances Burney’s Cecilia, (lot 218, buyer McGill University). Bookplate bears inscribed initials (“FCP - EKP”), being the collector’s grandparents Frank C. Peyraud & Elizabeth Krysler Peyraud, both visual artists (see “Peyraud,” Benezit, vol. 10, 2006 edition).
THE old house leans upon a tree Like some old man upon a staff: The night wind in its ancient porch Sounds like a hollow laugh. The heaven is wrapped in flying clouds, As grandeur cloaks itself in gray: The starlight flitting in and out, Glints like a lanthorn ray. The dark is full of whispers. Now A fox-hound howls: and through the night, Like some old ghost from out its grave, The moon comes, misty white.Madison Cawein [1865-1914]