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013 - MM2
Une Semaine de Bonté
ou Les Sept Éléments Capitaux (Roman)
Max Ernst
Aux Éditions Jeanne Bucher; Paris, France
Edition: #591, 592, 592, 591 and 592/816
Notes: Ernst created the 182 collages of Une Semaine de Bonté by cutting up and reorganizing illustrations from Victorian novels, encyclopaedias, wood engravings, natural science journals and other books. He arranged the images to present a dark, surreal world mirroring contemporary Surrealist themes. The work originally appeared in five volumes, divided into seven sections named after the days of the week, beginning with Sunday. Each of the sections is associated with an element, and is provided with an example of that element and an epigraph. 1. Magenta (Mauve) covers. Premier Cahier. Dimanche. Élément: La Boue. Example: Le Lion de Belfort. 2. Green covers. Deuxième Cahier. Lundi. Élément: L'Eau. Example: L'eau. 3. Red covers. Troisième Cahier. Mardi. Élément: Le Feu. Example: La Cour du Dragon. 4. Blue covers. Quatrième Cahier. Mercredi. Élément: Le Sang. Example: Oe Dipe (Oedipe). 5. Yellow covers. Dernier Cahier. Jeundi. Élément: Le Noir. Example: Le Rire du Coq; L'ile de Paques; Vendredi. Élément: La Vue. Example: L'interieur de la Vue; Samedi. Élément: Inconnu. Example: La Clé de[s] Chants. In Yellow drop-back box with red leather label. Translation of title: A Week of Kindness or The Seven Capital Elements.

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