4vo, pp. 36, , [1, blank]; in the original illustrated wrappers; a couple of tiny marks; signed by Jean-Paul Satre and Simone de Beauvoir on front free endpaper, and by Bent Ivre above his poem on page 10.
US $2474 €2096
First edition, number 27 of 100 numbered copies. The anthology was published by the Copenhagen office of the International Tribunal on War Crimes, in connection with the second session held in Roskilde in 1967. The tribunal was organised by Bertrand Russell and hosted by Sartre. De Beauvoir was a member of the tribunal along with other eminent human rights activists, politicians and scholars, including three Nobel Prize winners.
The collection comprises 16 poems, including Pax Americana and Lyndon B. Johnson rejsende, each accompanied by a full-page illustration. The powerful texts and bold graphics make a poignant creative statement, sympathetic to the humanitarian and social concerns of tribunal, which concluded ten unanimous verdicts and one of 8 votes to three against the United States and other international governments. The accusations included mistreatment of prisoners of war and genocide.
OCLC lists 6 copies in American institutions. Not in COPAC.
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