Pomerand, Gabriel: Saint Ghetto of the Loans: Grimoire

Pomerand, Gabriel: Saint Ghetto of the Loans: Grimoire

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World Poetry Books, paperback

Publication Date: May 25, 2023

Publisher Marketing: One of the most influential, if rarely seen, visual poetry books of the post-war avant-garde, Pomerand's Lettrist masterwork elaborates a psychogeographic story of the bohemian Parisian neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés through punning prose-poems and dazzling, rebus-like "metagraphics" on facing pages.

Pomerand's SAINT GHETTO OF THE LOANS (1950) is one of the earliest, and perhaps most formidably sustained examples of the Lettrist's engagement with verbo-visual expression. This expanded, bilingual edition also includes the book's original preface by the filmmaker Jacques Baratier, the author's idiosyncratic resumé of his published works, a contextualizing afterword by Michael Kasper, as well as a complete bibliography and filmography, which reveals the breadth and scope of Pomerand's Lettrist activities.