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CANKAR, Ivan

Title The Bailiff Yerney and his Rights. [Hlapec Jernej in njegova pravica]. 'A Slovene Tolstoi'. Translated from the Slovene by Sidonie Yeras and H C Sewell Grant. With an Introduction by Janko Lavrin.
Illustrator Lavrin, Nora Fry ?
Publisher London John Rodker
Date 1930
Book ID 36847
First Edition  

Description

Small 8vo., a very nice bright copy of the first English edition, in original white dust-wrapper with colour-illustrated on-lay. Clean and tight. (It was re-issued later under Rodker's Pushkin Press imprint). Cover illustration possibly by Nora Fry Lavrin, prominent artist and wife of Janko Lavrin. Used; Very Good Ivan Cankar, founder of Modernism in Slovene literature. The publisher, one of the so-called "Whitechapel-Boys", John Rodker, was himself a modernist writer best known for publishing T S Eliot and Ezra Pound. He also worked on editions of Ulysses both in Paris and London. Rodker also started a number of publishing houses: The Ovid Press (1919), The Egoist Press (with Harriet Weaver, 1922), The Pushkin Press (1937) and perhaps most successfully Imago (1938), publishing Freud's works. Janko Lavrin, Slovene writer, spent much of his life in Britain as Professor of Slavonic Studies.
Price: £80.00

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