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Russian Displaced Persons in Post-War Germany

Oslinyi tormaz [The donkey brake].

Munich: Printed by Akademische Buchdruckerei F. Straub, [1946]. Octavo (20.7 × 14.4 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; 36, [3] pp. Cover and three full-page illustrations by Konstantin Kuznetsov. About very good.

Rare edition containing four short stories by the beloved Russian writer Sasha Chernyi, a Silver Age poet, children’s author, and satirist, who emigrated after the Russian Revolution. Contains the stories "Oslinyi tormaz", "Koroleva zolotye p'iatki", "Katis' goroshkom", and "Soldat i rusalka." Published by a publishing house of the Russian “Displaced Persons” (DP) community near Munich, in the American occupied zone of Germany.

Based on the advertisements, the book was a production of the DP publisher Zlatoust, founded in 1946 and with anti-communist leanings; it published political works as well as children’s literature, translations, high literature and more popular books such as detective novels.

With the printed censorship note “Approved by UNRRA Team 568, September 1946.”.

Book ID: 51281

Price: $750.00