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ABRAMOV, Fyodor
The Dodgers: [Vokrug Da Okolo] Translated by David Floyd.
London, Flegon Press in association with Anthony Blond, 1963. 8vo. in original unclipped dust-wrapper with design by T. O. Elmer. 174 pp. In good condiiton, clean and tight. Dust-wrapper with usual rubbing and very mild chipping to edges. Flegon/Blond publication of this semi-fictional essay (also known as Round and About) was a landmark in Abramov's career, as it caused him to be virtually barred from publication for five years. It describes the life of workers in a poorly administered collective farm". Cornwall, 74. This appears to be the only example of collaboration between notorious publisher Alec Flegon and Anthony Blond ""the last of the eponymous Jewish publishers whose chutzpah made publishing hum in the days before the conglomerates" (Michael Barber).
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Sonstige Stichworte: Literature|Emigré Literature|Featured|Russian|Translation

 
ADY, Endre (André, Andrew)
Ady ûbersetzungen. Deutsche, Französische Und Englische: Traductions Françaises, Allemandes Et Anglaises de Poêmes D'André Ady. German, French and English Translations of Poems of Andrew Ady Von, Par by Paul Làszlò.
Paris, Im Selbstverlage (By the author), 1925. Pamphlet, original printed wrappers, 23 pp. errata slip bound in. Professor Paul Falla's copy with his initials in pencil. Crisp, clean and tight. Paper browning a little. Endre Ady (Érmindszent 1877 - Budapest 1919) one of the most important poets not only in the 20th century but in Hungarian literature in general. These scarce translations were published in Paris a few years after the poet's death.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Hungarian|Featured|Poetry|Literature|Translation

 
AGNIVTSEV, Nikolay
Blistatelnyi Sankt'-Peterburg'. [Brilliant St Petersburg]
Berlin, Izd-vo I.P. Ladyzhnikova, 1923. A very good copy in original decorated covers. A very good copy. Used; Very Good Nikolay Yakovlevich Agnivtsev (1888-1932) was a poet, dramatist and notably a children's author. He attended Petersburg University (but did not graduate). Agnivtsev contributed to "Satirikon" and various other journals. In 1917, he took part in "Bi-Ba-Bo" cabaret and wrote much of its repertoire. In 1921, in Berlin, he published his "St. Petersburg" verse collection. This present work is a new edition entitled "Blistatelnyi Sankt'-Peterburg'." [Brilliant St. Petersburg]. Paperback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Satirikon|Literature|Poetry|Russian|Featured

 
AKHMATOVA, SLONIMSKY, BASNER, FALIK
Romans'i Dlia Golosa I Fortepiano Na Stikhi Ann'i Akhmatovoi. Romances to the Verses of Akhmatova
Leningrad, Sovetskii Kompozitor, 1989. P/b. 100pp. In very good condition, a little rubbed at edges, very very mild damp spotting. Used; Very Good Foolscap in size, paper-bound music with lyrics to verses by Anna Akhmatova. Music by Sergei Slonimsky, Veniamin Basner and Yuri Falik. Paperback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Music|Opera|Anna Akhmatova|Russian|Avant-Garde|Featured

 
AKHMATOVA, Anna (G P Struve, B A Filippova eds.)
Works I. Sochineniya. Tom Pervii.
Munich München, Inter-Language Literary Associates, 1965. A very nice bright copy. Clean and tight. Neat small label inside. Excellent condition. Used; Very Good Volume one (the second volume of this edition was published separately in hardback in 1968). Reproduction of Annenkov's portrait to frontis.with other b/w plates inside, introduction in English by Gleb Struve, text in Russian. Hardback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Akhmatova|Russian|Literature|Avant Garde|Featured

 
ALESHKOVSKY, Yuz
The Hand or, Confession of an Executioner. Translated by Susan Brownsberger.
London, Peter Halban, 1989. A very nice bright copy in original dust-wrapper. 237pp. Almost as new, clean and tight, paper just starting to brown. Used; Very Good "While in terms of its plot and structure this book may bear a resemblance to something like The Good Soldier Schweik or Tristam Shandy, linguistically it is absolutely Rabelaisian. It is a monologue, nasty, morbid, frightful, rampant with a cadence resembling biblical verse. To drop yet another name, this book sounds like Jeremiah: laughing " Joseph Brodsky, 1987. Hardback.
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(Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Arthur Koestler, Strobe Talbot)
Harper's Magazine: The Gulag Archipelago. Interrogation: The Most Terrifying Chapter.
New York, Harpers, 1974. A good, clean, tight copy. 104pp. Collectable; Very Good Includes excerpt from Thomas P Whitney's translation of the GULag Archipelago, Strobe Talbot's introduction, an unrelated scientific article by Arthur Koestler. Paperback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Solzhenitsyn|Gulag Archipelago|Featured|Russian Literature|Magazine

 
ALEXANDER, Ronelle
Structure of Vasko Popa's Poetry Ucla Slavic Studiesxx.
Columbus, Ohio, Slavica, 1985. A very nice bright copy almost as new. Owner name inside cover. Used; Very Good Includes the complete text of Vucja So (Wolf Salt) in Serbian and English. "Alexander has brilliantly fulfilled her goals by giving us not only the best presentation of Popa's poetry that has so far appeared but also the best analysis of its meaning." (SR) . Hardback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Serbian|Poetry|Literature|Vasko Popa|Knjiga

 
Amoia, Alba
Feodor Dostoevsky Literature and Life.
New York, Continuum , 1993. A very nice bright copy in original dust-wrapper. Clean and tight. Very occasional pencil annotations. Used; Very Good Intended for students seeking an introduction to Dostoevsky's life and contributions to literature, by distinguished literary biographer Alba Amoia. Includes chronology, notes, bibliography and index. Hardback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Biography|Literature|Russian|Featured|Dostoevskii

 
ANDREYEV, Leonid. BUNIN, Ivan.
Lazarus [with] the Gentleman from San Francisco. Lazarus by Leonid Andreyev and the Gentleman from San Francisco by Ivan Bunin. Translated by Abraham Yarmolinsky. Stratford Universal Library.
Boston, The Stratford Company, 1918. First American translation. Original white paper-covered boards, title printed in brown to upper cover. 58[vi] pp. publisher's lists in back. Boards a little age-darkened, just a little bruised at spine ends. A good, clean, tight copy. No dust-wrapper. Leonid Andreyev, ?????´? ??????´???? ?????´?? 1871-1919 considered to be father of Russian Expressionist literature and an important representative of Russia's 'Silver Age'. Ivan Bunin ???´? ??????´???? ??´??? 1870 - 1953, first Russian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, he was noted as one of the finest stylist in the Russian language.
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ANDRIC, Ivo.
Die Geliebte Des Veli Pascha. Erzählungen.
Sarajevo, Svjetlost, 1987. Reprint. 213pp. Mild damp spotting else very good. Translated from the Serbo-Croat into German. Aus dem Serbokroatischen. Paperback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Literature|Serbo-Croat|Bosnian|Balkans|Bosnia|Muslim|Translation|Featured|Yugoslavia

 
BABEL, Isaak Isaac (J. Harland)
Red Cavalry [Konarmia Konarmiya]: Translated by John Harland. "First English Edition, 1929. Printed in the British Isles for Alfred A. Knopf Limited by the Star and Gazette at Guernsey, C.I. . "
London, Knopf, 1929. True first edition in English published in London, May 1929. Original orange-coloured cloth, spine decorated black, boards plain (not decorated as US edition). Dust-wrapper partially present. Borzoi logo to lower board. 256[1] pp. Book in very good condition. Very tight and clean. Small isolated damp spots to fore-edges, unobtrusive minor fading to cloth edge. Much remaining of scarce fragile dust-wrapper but in four pieces lacking spine area. See image. Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel ????? ???????????? ?????? 1894-1940. The translation of the New York edition (August 1929) attributed to Nadia Helstein, has different pagination, and different text to dust-wrapper. "Stranger still is the unexplained fact that Helstein's 1929 translation is apparently identical to a translation attributed to a translator named John Harland, published in London the same year by the same publisher" (Vinokur, 2016). Title page verso : "The stories in this book first appeared separately in various Soviet papers and magazines. They were published in book form with the title Konarmia in 1923 by the Moscow publishers ?Raduga' and then by the State publishers in 1926. This translation has been made from the third, revised,(1928) edition of the latter publishers." .
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Sonstige Stichworte: Judaica|Russian|Literature|Featured|Special Collection|Translation

 
Bainbridge, Beryl
Winter Garden
London, Abacus, 2003. P/b. 192pp. A very nice bright copy. Clean and tight. Used; Very Good . Paperback.
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BEK, Aleksandr Alexander
Novoe Naznachenie. Novoye Naznacheniye [a New Appointment]
Frankfurt am Main, Posev Possev Verlag, 1971. A good copy of this rare German first edition in original dust-wrapper, text in Russian, portrait frontis. Small mark to f.e.p. first gathering loose with no loss. Cover photograph from Yugoslav film archive. Publisher's advertisements for Solzhenitsyn works bound in back. Used; Very Good Bek's controversial 1965 novel Novoe naznachenie [A New Appointment] was written as a roman à clef centred around Soviet politician Ivan Tevosian, who under Joseph Stalin's period as head of the Soviet Union had been appointed to play a key role in heading the Soviet metallurgical production. The work was completed and delivered to Novyi mir on 15th October 1964, the day of Krushchev's downfall. Although it was published in Germany in 1971, it appeared in the USSR only in 1986. (The editor) of Znamia in which it was published, saw it as an important stage in the perestroika of the journal, and in his introduction to the first instalment described the novel " as [an] account rendered to the times in which he lived, to his contemporaries, to his conscience and to the future". (Woodhouse, 1991). "One of our best authors" Roy Medvedev. Hardback.
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Sonstige Stichworte: Emigre|Literature|Russian|Featured|Perestroika|Soviet

 
BOWNE, Eliza Southgate, [COOK, Clarence intro.].
A Girl's Life Eighty Years Ago. Selection from the Letters of Eliza Southgate Bowne. With an Introduction by Clarence Cook. Illustrated with Portraits and Views.
London, Chapman and Hall, 1888. First British edition. Original printed textured cloth, xii+239pp. tissue protected plates - complete as called for. Cloth somewhat age-darkened, inner joint cracked, damp stain to some plates with faint cockling to pages. Otherwise very tight and clean. Interesting long inscription in contemporary hand to front end paper to a Rosalie Pernell.
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