By Jean Cocteau, Serge Linarès
« Les Eugènes, le Potomak, le papillon, je n’ai pas su pourquoi je les créais, ni quel rapport pouvait au juste s’établir entre eux. structure secrète. “Que préparez-vous ?” me demanda Canche. Je rougis.
Impossible de lui répondre. »
De ce livre singulier Jean Cocteau déclara : « Mon oeuvre start avec Le Potomak ; c’est une sorte de préface. » En effet, cette oeuvre hybride, alternant dessins et textes, d’une liberté absolue de forme, fut composée à l’aube de los angeles Première Guerre mondiale, et l’artiste los angeles tiendra toujours pour son authentique best livre. On y retrouve d’ailleurs le célèbre aphorisme dont il aurait pu faire sa devise : « Ce que le public te reproche, cultive-le, c’est toi. »
Fondé sur l’édition définitive établie par l’auteur en 1924, cet ouvrage surprenant et divertissant recueille de nombreuses illustrations tels les méconnus « Eugènes », et, bien sûr, le « Potomak », monstrueux pensionnaire d’un aquarium à Paris, porteur de poésie et de messages allégoriques.
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