AVERCHENKO, Arkady Awertschenko

Title Zapiski prostodushnago “YA v Yevrop.” Turtsíya, Chekho-Slovakíya. Skizzen eines Treuherzigen.
Publisher Berlin Knigoizdatelstvo "Sever" Berlin Sewer
Date 1923
Book ID 36383
First Edition  


Covers chipped at edges, upper cover detached but present and complete Used; Very Good The present volume was published in 1923 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.In original decorated wrappers printed in green and black. Amusing caricature to upper cover, with artist's monogram below. Hélène Heinsdorf's attractive ex libris inside. (Could be the Polish journalist Helene Heinsdorf-Lewinson? See Sonderfahndungsliste G.B.).
Price: £200.00

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