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Descripción Calder & Boyars, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First UK Edition. Translated by Sandra Morris. Originally published in Germany in 1968 by Carl Hanser Verlag, Munchen as Grösserer Versuch über den Schmutz. This is the FIRST UK EDITION, published 1972 by Calder & Boyars. Signature series (#17). From rear panel of dustjacket: "In an elegant and witty essay one of Germany's foremost literary figures elucidates the almost indefinable notion of dirt as an experience. He explores the subject in depth within a sociological context and arrives at the conclusion that power and dirt go hand in hand. With the capitalist concentration of power, the author says, dirt is becoming universal: man finding himself in a world of hygienic trash, where he is merely tolerated as an unsavoury disturbance - unless he takes up a defensive position. A strange - if logical - line of self-preservation is suggested at the end of the book. Many voices - playfully, ironically, scientifically, scholarly and even plaintively - discuss dirt in its every ramification, interspersing their findings with quotations from authors as diverse as William Blake and Beckett, Karl Marx and Krafft-Ebing". An influential work. "Christian Enzensberger (1931-2009) was a German Professor of English studies, author and a translator of English literature into German language. Born in Nuremberg, Enzensberger was one of the more enigmatic figures in German letters. In 1970 Enzensberger became the only author ever to refuse the Literaturpreis der Stadt Bremen, offered in the wake of the publication of Größerer Versuch über den Schmutz (translated by Sandra Morris and published by Calder & Boyars in 1972 as Smut: An Anatomy of Dirt). The book generated a furore when it was first published in Germany, not least due to its linking of personal cleanliness with totalitarianism. Smut is an experimental work in which dirt is described scientifically, personally and peversely by a panopoly of narrative voices, including fragments from the anthropologist Mary Douglas alongside writers from Samuel Beckett through William S. Burroughs to Jean Genet. It has since then fallen into neglect and remains out of print in both English and German." With small b&w photograph of the author to rear panel of dustjacket. Jacket design by Tandem. Printed in Great Britain. Bound in original pale blue boards with bright gilt lettering to spine, in publisher's unclipped white printed dustjacket. Slight shelfwear to dustjacket with faint price-sticker ghosting to lower portion of front panel, otherwise a FINE very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. 127pp. Uncommon in any edition. RARE. SB-101. Size: 20.5 x 13cm. Nº de ref. de la librería 023001
Descripción Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear but in good overall condition. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1-B-008-01568