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Soviet Samizdat - Perestroika

Stikhi. Arbat-89 [Poetry. Arbat-89].

[Moscow]: Self-published, [1989]. Octavo (15.5 × 11 cm). Original side-stapled and hand-labeled wrappers; 12 pp. of typescript to rectos?? rectos and versos?. Very good.

A self-published collection of caustic, anti-Soviet poems by Aleksandr Trubin (b. 1961), apparently connected with the Arbat, a Moscow neighborhood known for its bohemian scene in the late Soviet period. The poems in this collection focus on the Soviet social issues of the 1980s and include titles such as: “To those returned from Afghanistan,” “Party ticket,” “To the Arbat Police,” “About our life,” “Censorship story,” and “To the Victims of Perestroika."

As of September 2020, KVK and OCLC show what appears to likewise be a samizdat edition of Trubin's poems at Stanford.

Book ID: 50992

Price: $275.00