Grooks II

Grooks II

Hien, Piet; With the assistance of Jens Arup

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Place Published: Garden City
Publisher: Doubleday & Company Inc
Date Published: 1968
Binding: Paperback
Book Id: 38430


Sextodecimo [18 cm] Light blue, white and black wraps with a cover design by Alain Duchamp. Very good condition. The covers have mild surface wear. There is a gift inscription on the verso of the front cover.


Short aphoristic poems. Piet Hien began writing "grooks," a name invented by him, during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, when they were considered underground literature. These grooks with multiple layered meanings, soon became good weapons of the resistance, enabling the Danish people to talk to one another in a means just beyond German occupiers' understanding.