New York: Random House, 1946. First U.S. Printing. Cloth. 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4"), maroon buckram with spine lettering in gold and black, typographic dust jacket (price-clipped) archival mylar-protected, 87 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #5663
Jean Anouilh [pron.: An-ouil or A-nouil & not "anwi"] (1910 – 1987) was a prominent French playwrite and screenwriter whose work ranged from sophisticated drama to absurdist farce. He is well known for ANTIGONE (1944)--based on Sophocles' drama--which attacked the Nazified Vichy government. One of France's most prolific and important dramatists, his themes often dealt with renouncing reality for dreams, and maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise.
Text from the noteworthy production as played by Katharine Corneill at the Cort Theatre, NYC, in 1946.
NEAR FINE CONDITION: tig'ht, bright, clean copy in a bright, clean and lightly age-toned dj (price-clipped) withlight edge wear. Previous owners names on front endpapers.