The Disappeared and Other Poems is a spectacular reminder of the artistry of the printed page. Selected poems by Harold Pinter from 1950 to 1998 are punctuated by images from British painter Tony Bevan, a pairing that not only highlights the power of both the written word and the visual image but also illustrates their complementarity. Both artists have signed seventy-five of these selected copies, which include a print style designed by Sebastian Carter of Rampant Lions Press Cambridge, a print “set in 14 pt. Hunt Roman.” The book itself, bound in brick red, is printed on paper that can only be described as a luscious, “160gsm Arches Vélin.” It is the kind of book that insures the immortality of if not the artists, then the art. It is a modern illuminated manuscript.

Given that this is Pinter, and Pinter working on his art in later life, it is no...

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