another page from HTBE
Apollinaire was in WWI, fighting for the French, eventually becoming a citizen. He was in the artillery, then in the trenches where he wrote peoms right in the middle of it all. He was reading a literary magazine Mercure De France when he was wounded in the head by a shell, eventually needing two skull operations. After recovering somewhat, he was assigned - get this - as a censor for the War Department. So he got to sit around and read all day in Paris.
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Gallery Neptune , Bethesda, Maryland.
April 6 - 28. 2007, reception Friday April 13, 6 - 9 pm.
All the work, and a 100-page limited-edition book of drawings published at the same time, is based on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire.