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A selection of the some of the best writing to appear in transition, an experimental literary journal that featured surrealist, expressionist, and Dada art and artists. Founded in 1927 by Paris-based poet Eugene Jolas, it was originally intended to serve as an outlet for experimental poetry, but gradually expanded to incorporate contributions from sculptors, photographers, writers, civil rights activists, critics, and cartoonists. The magazine ran through the spring of 1938, with a total of 27 issues published.
With texts by Samuel Beckett, Paul Bowles, Kay Boyle, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Hart Crane, Giorgio De Chirico, Andre Gide, Robert Graves, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, C. G. Jung, Franz Kafka, Paul Klee, Archibald MacLeish, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Katherine Anne Porter, Rainer Maria Rilke, Diego Rivera, Gertrude Stein, Tristan Tzara, William Carlos Williams and others.
With an Introduction by Noel Riley Fitch
Publisher Anchor Books, Doubleday, New York, 1990
ISBN 0385411502, 9780385411509