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AVERCHENKO, ARKADY AWERTSCHENKO - Cudaki Na Podmostkakh Novaya Kniga Pes I Sketchei Dlya Stseny I Chteniya

Sofia, Izdatelstvo Zlatolyra Zlatolira, 1923. In very good condition. Paper yellowing a little. Used; Very Good The present volume was published in 1923 by Zlatolyra in Sofia but actually printed in Berlin. By this time the author was living in Prague. Born in Sevastopol in 1881, the satirist Averchenko moved to Petersburg in 1908 where he became editor of the magazine Dragonfly, later Satyrikon and New Satyrikon. Frequent contributors were humourist Teffi (Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya), graphic artist Re-Mi (Nikolai Remizov) and the poet Sasha Chorny (Alexander Glikberg). After the October Revolution, the journal was declared anti-Soviet and Averchenko moved back home but then left hurriedly for Constantinople. He eventually settled in Prague. As well as the Ottoman capital, he also stayed briefly in Paris, Sofia and Belgrade, publishing in most of these cities. His oeuvre comprises some 20 books and numerous articles and collections. All his books are now scarce. In original printed card covers. Hélène Heinsdorf's pictorial ex libris inside. (Could be the Polish journalist Helene Heinsdorf-Lewinson? See Sonderfahndungsliste G.B.). Paperback.
GBP 173.00 [Appr.: EURO 196.5 US$ 219.93 | JP¥ 24038] Book number 36384


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