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Title page of the manuscript of Tombeau pour cinq cent mille soldats (Tomb for Five Hundred Thousand Soldiers)

Pierre Guyotat

Galerie Azzedine Alaïa

Galerie Azzedine Alaïa

“I wrote the first canto once I finished the book at the end of December 1965. I was certain of having “given it all”, but, as far as my literary survival was concerned, and the survival of my manuscripts, I did not pay that much attention to it. I have a deep rejection of suppression: one could think that I wanted to keep the crossed text readable. For any human work, we are to keep a trace, a shadow: that is the palimpsest. I also find that restful to write on something already written, to write on the old version; but without any notion of conserving the manuscript.” Pierre Guyotat

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  • Title: Title page of the manuscript of Tombeau pour cinq cent mille soldats (Tomb for Five Hundred Thousand Soldiers)
  • Creator: Pierre Guyotat
  • Creator Birth Date: 1940
  • Physical Dimensions: 21 x 29, 7 cm
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Rights: Pierre Guyotat/Fonds NAF28094, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des manuscrits

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