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The Road is Wider Than Long

Poet: Roland Penrose
Categories: Bookwork / Offset Books, Poetry/Proses/Text Works

Reference no.:H/F/Pen.R/03.00 Place/Shelf:4sthDR

Book title: The Road is Wider Than Long
Published by: Getty Publications
Year made: 2003
Place made: England
Original: No (facsimile)
Dimensions: 172 x 219
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: hard cover case binding
Medium: poetry, photographs
Further information:
"'The Road is Wider Than Long' was created by Roland Penrose in 1939 with his evocative free verse inscribed by hand on folded sheets of fine paper. That unique original was dedicated by Penrose to Lee Miller as a keepsake of their travels together through the Balkan States in the summer of 1938. To these pages adjoining the text were mounted small prints of photographs Penrose had made during their travels." A commercial edition was printed in 1939 in an edition of 510 copies. (from Notes to the 2003 Edition)

Poet: Roland Penrose

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