Stefan Themerson - Bayamus & Cardinal Pölätüo
Introduction by Keith Waldrop. Two riotous novels by the Polish-born British writer Themerson, who ran the Gaberbocchus Press with his wife in London. Bayamus and the Theatre of Semantic Poetry, published in 1949, recounts the adventures of a self-proclaimed mutant with three legs, followed by an instructive visit to the “Theatre”. Cardinal Pölätüo, his Times and his Contemporaries, from 1954, is the biography of Guillaume Apollinaire’s anonymous father.