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Russian Poetry in Harbin

Zvuki sily: stikhi [Sounds of strength: poems].

Harbin: Elektro-Tipografiia M. L. Levitina, 1919. Octavo (25 × 18 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; [4], 80 pp. Wear to wrappers and spine extremities; still good or better.

We were unable to determine anything about this poet of the Far Eastern Emigration, who appears to have been inspired largely by Russian Symbolism: one poem is entitled "Budem, kak solntse", a direct reference to Bal'mont. Other poems deal with impossible love, suffering, and drug use.

Also very little is known about the designer of the wrappers, M. Iarugskii-Eruga, originally from Rivne, Ukraine, who trained in Odessa and Kiev before emigrating to Harbin in 1916. There he created illustrations for the literary monthly "Okno" and exhibited in an exhibition of Harbin artists in the 1920s. A personal exhibition took place in 1922. See: "Iskusstvo i arkhitektura russkogo zarubezh'ia" (online resource: artrz.ru).

As of July 2021, not in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 51390

Price: $650.00