THE HUMAN VOICE

THE HUMAN VOICE

Cocteau, Jean
[London]: Vision Press, [1951].

$ 40.00

First U.K. edition. Bi-lingual text with English translation by Carl Wildman. Black cloth stamped in gilt. Very good plus, over-opened between versions of text, top edge dust-soiled, extremities rubbed. In an about very good jacket with worn edges including large closed tear to front panel and large chip to upper edge of rear panel, spine ends and corners also chipped, rubbed.

The Human Voice consists of a single player, a middle-aged woman, alone in her bedroom, on telephone with her lover of five years who is to be married to another woman the next day. First performed at the Comedie Française in 1930 and later adapted into as the first segment of Amore (Finecine/Tevere Film) by Roberto Rossellini and starring Anna Magnani in 1948. 


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