London: Jonathan Cape, 1975
22.5 x 14.5cm, 104pp. Boards and pictorial dustjacket. First edition of this Brecht curiosity which is a series of selected quotations and examples of paradoxes both historical and literary. A series of plates in the middle of the book illustrate some visual puns and paradoxes (including Magritte, Escher, Man Ray amongst others). The publishers obviously regarded Hughes as the more successful and important artist when one reads the blurb on the inner flap but we now know differently don’t we chaps with the perspective of history? 😉 Slight tears to dj but otherwise very good.