The Mouse and the Woman
Dylan Thomas is one of the foremost lyric poets of the twentieth century. This short story was first published in 1936 in the literary journal Transition and was later collected into Adventures in the Skin Trade published by New Directions. "The Mouse and the Woman" is a cyclical tale whose dreamlike narrative approaches the boundaries of surrealism. The artist selected this work as a point of departure for exploring the mythical landscape of Thomas's world. It is a world that expands with a poet's breath, charging every particle with a unique life.
Short story by Dylan Thomas; seventeen woodcuts by James Renner. Thirty-two letterpress pages set in Monotype Emerson and printed letterpress by Bill Kelly in two colors on Rives Heavyweight paper. Thirty-six chapter numbers designed by the artist. Bound by Nanci Kelly in printed cloth over boards with a wraparound image, hand painted by the artist. Slipcase. 9 7/8" x 6 7/8". Edition of 94. Deluxe edition of 20 includes bound volume and all seventeen woodcuts hand printed on Kitakata paper. 1988.