Nusch Éluard by Man Ray, in “Le Temps Déborde”, Paris 1947. This book of Paul Éluard was published (under the pseudonym of Didier Desroches) several months after the very sudden death of Nusch (28 Nov. 1946). It contains 14 poems and is illustrated with 11 photos of Nusch by Man Ray and Dora Maar. It is dedicated to Éluard’s friends, Alain and Jacqueline Trutat, who helped him to go through this tragedy.
The title comes from the poem:
“Vingt-huit novembre mil neuf cent quarante-six
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble.
Voici le jour
En trop: le temps déborde.
Mon amour si léger prend le poids d’un supplice.”