Book, Exile and Other Poems
Kauffer was deeply conflicted about his national identity. Throughout his life, he made contradictory statements about his feelings toward England and America. But the theme of exile resonated with Kauffer. In New York he befriended St.-John Perse, an antifascist French diplomat who was forced to leave France when Germany invaded. For Perse’s book of poems, Kauffer stretched one arm of the letter X out into indefinite space, a metaphor for endless displacement.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 0.8 × 16 × 23.5 cm (5/16 × 6 5/16 × 9 1/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.