Artists' Books Collection

Como si la muerte hubiera sido un sueño


Poems. Typescript and drawings mimeographed on individual and folded leaves of coarse brown and white papers, stapled at left margin and glued to black tissue-paper endpapers. Upper endpaper is decorated with mounted paper cutouts laced with a cord. Lower endpaper is glued to waste paper and then to brown paper wrappers, which fold over spine and fore-edge and open in center of front (a u fold). Wrappers are illustrated with collages of painted and decorated papers, leaves from a plant or bush, and other organic matter (the colophon says coffee grounds and fish scales), and tie with yarn. Part of a collection of handmade books, most with cords for hanging (literatura de cordel), published by Ediciones Vigía under the auspices of the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Publication information from colophon. Premio Rilke al Joven Poeta, Ediciones Vigía 1997;--Back flap. Consta de doscientos [sic?] ejemplares numerados, firmados por su autor ... --Colophon. MSU has copy no. 171. LC has copy no. 217. MSU copy: gift of Jeanne Drews (2000).


  • Báez, Yampier
  • Domínguez, Israel, 1973-
  • Trujillo, Yohan Enrique

Publication Date: 1998

Original Size: 29 p. [i.e. 20 leaves, 2 blank] : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8 Box 8, Tray 8A

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