Liberté j'écris ton nom - Paul Eluard
More than a poem, a vibrant call to fight against all oppression;
More than a poster, a timeless work that celebrates the joy and beauty of life;
More than a book, a cult object finally reissued and accessible to all...
Published clandestinely in 1942, translated into ten languages and parachuted by the RAF on occupied Europe, Paul Eluard's "Liberté" is a mythical poem: with its twenty-one quatrains, it has the fervour of a declaration of love and the strength of a watchword. In November 2016, "Liberté j'écris ton nom", Paul Eluard's poem illustrated by Fernand Léger, appeared again in Seghers, identical to the original edition, dated 1953.
This edition was published as a tribute to the poet, just after his death. For the occasion, an illustration was commissioned from Fernand Léger. The latter unfolds twelve festive colours in flat areas that seem to be playing with the text, in a poem-object that unfolds in an accordion.
The "freedom" chanted by Eluard appears more than ever as a leitmotif, a generous, optimistic word of gathering, which goes well beyond political, social and religious divisions. The one who claims "Freedom, I write your name" invokes a whole story of struggles and sacrifices - that of our elders - but also affirms the desire to feel alive, human, aspiring to happiness. In this troubled context, it seemed important to us that this work be available again, in a beautiful edition, neat and accessible to the greatest number of people.
- Dimensions :
- 20 x 35,8 x 2,1 cm
- Museum :
- Musée Fernand-Léger
- Size of the book :
- Broché avec Rabat
- EAN :
- Reference :
- Illustrator :
- Léger Fernand
- Author :
- Eluard, Paul