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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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First English translation, 1970. Faux-Penguin edition by gregoreverb.

1: A Surrealist novel (1932) by Vítezslav Nezval.

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Design by Rudolf Nemec.

2: A feature film (1970) by Jaromil Jires (director), Ester Krumbachová (screenplay) and Jirí Musil (dialogue). (Region 2 DVD from Second Run.)

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Design by Josef Vylet’al. Figure originally by Aubrey Beardsley from The Comedy Ballet of Marionettes III (1894).

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3: Valerie: A song (2003) by Broadcast.

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4: The Valerie Project: A musical group and album (2007).

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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by oola

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    I think that’s actually a faux Penguin edition? I remember that set by a flickr friend because there was an imagined edition of Juraj Herz’s Morgiana as well:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregoreverb/sets/72157623255731704/with/3251508718/

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Ah, that explains why I couldn’t find another copy anywhere! It’s convincing since Penguin often did this, I still have a copy of Steppenwolf somewhere that’s a film tie-in edition.

    I just got a DVD of Morgiana, haven’t watched it yet.

  3. #3 posted by Allen

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    “The Valerie Project” was performed by Greg Weeks and his band, Espers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espers_%28band%29

  4. #4 posted by John

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    Yes, also Fern Knight. I saw Espers on their first tour here, I like them a lot.

  5. #5 posted by Thombeau

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    I adore the film. And the Broadcast song! And I’m overcome with envy over your DVD of Morgiana!

 


 

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