Al Filo / Faride Mereb

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Identifier: FA.B89.2281
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 4.53 x 6.125 in;11.5 x 15.5 cm
Creation dates: 2015
Bound by: Ex Libris Press
Contributor: Vasco Szinetar
Created by: Faride Mereb
Preface by: Diana Moncada
Printed by: Ex Libris Press
Published by: Letra Muerta
Text by: Miyo Vestrini
Subject: interviews
An experimental book that compiles interviews of Miyo Vestrini with a prologue by Diana Moncada and archival photographs by Vasco Szinetar. Cardboard covers and bible paper. French folding, hand numbered. This book's layout and chromatic pallette was inspired from 1800s books and manuscripts collected in General Archive of the Nation (Venezuela). Printed and bound by Ex Libris Press. Edition number 97 of 500. "Miyo Vestrini (1938-1991) is considered today a major Venezuelan poet--the critic Julio Miranda described her as one of the most engaging poets of her generation. Simultaneously, Vestrini was a widely admired cultural journalist: she received the National Journalism Award in 1967 and 1979. Her book-length conversations with writers Isaac Chocron and Salvador Garmendia go beyond the regular format of oral exchanges by introducing the accoutrements of literary chronicles and the nuances of autobiographical asides. The interviews collected here were originally published in El Nacional newspaper from 1980 to 1981. In these pages, readers will come across an assorted cast of characters: fellow writers and reporters, poets with a background in Medicine or with a degree in Law, a novelist who moonlighted as a solemn politician, a filmmaker, an actor, an Army Colonel, an undertaker'... 'Al filo' is, in brief, Miyo Vestrini's personal contribution to the human comedy." -- artist's statement