1953-55. Item #4581
Stockholm: Odyssé, 1953-55. First edition. Numbers 1-4 4to, mimeographed from typescript and
holograph stencil, and side-stapled in mimeographed folders. Subsequent issues 8vo, offset printed
and saddle-stapled. 8 numbers in 6 issues (Vol. 1 Nr. 2-3 and Vol. 1 Nr. 6-7 two are double issues).
Text in Swedish.
All issues published of this rare avant-garde journal edited by Dag Wedholm, a member of the
avant-garde group Metamorfos, but Oyvind Fahlström was a close collaborator with the periodical,
which documents his earliest turn from Surrealism to his more conceptual works. No. 2/3 prints
Fahlström’s manifesto on concrete poetry, “Hätila ragulpr på fåtskliaben”, as well as his essay on his
hero Sade. Other issues features poems and translations by him, including a translation of Artaud.
Nr. 4 contains a one pp. text by Marcel Duchamp “Rrosa Selavsdotter anser…” translated by Gösta
Kriland and Ilmar Laaben. For the most part the journal was devoted to text works, but Nr. 5 also
reproduces drawings by Claes Giertta, Gösta Kriland, and Sudap Sunurp.
Other contributors across the numbers include Kurt Schwitters, Alfred Jarry, Robert Desnos,
Jean Tardieu, Lucien Becker, Jean-Pierre Duprey, Pierre-Jean Jouve, Gertrude Stein, Henri
Michaux, Ingemar Gustafson, Ilmar Laaban, Antonin Artaud, Thore Åkerstrom, Francis Picabia, Pär
Wistrand, Jacques Prevert, Arne Häggqvist, Från Sverige, Bo Svetterlind, and Nils-Olof Andersson.
Light toning to extremities of the 4to numbers, and a touch of creasing to extremities, else fine.