Haein Song

Light / Folds
Pain Memory
Marking Colour
A Brief History of...


The Fragments of Parmenides
The Botanical City
Ornamental Digressions
Hungry Bibliophiles
Interstices & Intersections
Perpetua and Felicity
In Principio
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Dickinson's Selected Poems
Bram de Does
Russian Modernism
Beckett's Trilogy
The Songlines
Linear A to Linear Z
A Bend in the River
Mr. Palomar
Journey Round My Room
The Myth of Sisyphus
Romeo and Juliet
The Periodic Table
The Trial
Gogol's Collected Stories
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Just So Stories
Le Grand Meaulnes
Don't Look Now


Three Plays of the Absurd
Nine Books of the Absurd



The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus

Bound in 2013

Hamish Hamilton 1971
217 x 141 x 21 mm

Bradel binding with dark blue vellum sides and natural goatskin spine.
Hand tooled in gold. Hand printed endpapers with leather joint to panel doublures.

Camus' philosophical essay compares the absurdity of man's life with the Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology, who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The inspiration of the design came from a beautifully haunting reflection on life's absurdity and our futile search for meaning, unity and clarity.