ORENBURGSKY, Sergey Gussiev (Gusev-Orenburgsky)

Title The Land of the Fathers: Translated by Nina N. Selivanova.
Illustrator McIntosh, Frank
Publisher London Jonathan Cape
Date [1925]
Book ID 37886
First Edition  


8vo., in original dust-wrapper with publisher’s forth-coming books to back. 298 pp.. Published by Cape in London but book printed in U.S.A.. First U.K. edition first published by Dial Press, New York in 1924. A very nice clean tight copy. Dust-wrapper somewhat age-darkened, internally excellent. appears unread. Translated from the the original Russian by Nina Nikolaevna Selivanova. Orenburgsky [Серге́й Иванович Гусев-Оренбургский] was a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda and greatly influenced by Gorky. He left Russia for New York via Harbin after the Revolution. Gusev-Orenburgsky, a former Orthodox priest, was the first person to write an honest account of the 1919-1920 pogroms. Only after he fled to Harbin could he get ‘The Crimson Book: Pogroms of 1919-120 in Ukraine’ published. The present title, published in Russian in 1905, is an acute satire of Russian provincial life on the eve of the First Revolution.
Price: £80.00