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Polish Literary Avant-Garde – Marinetti

Linja: czasopismo awangardy literackiej [Line: a journal of the literary avant-garde], no. 1 (of five published).

Kraków: Franciszek Kurek, 1931–1933. Octavo (22.9 × 15 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 47, [1] pp. About very good; small holes to text block from puncturation, not affecting text; else clean.

First issue of the important, but somewhat later journal of the Krakow literary avant-garde, which emerged in 1922 around the journal "Zwrotnica" (The switch, 1922–1927). With contributions by leading figures of the movement, such as the editor Jalu Kurek, Julian Przyboś, Tadeusz Peiper, Jan Brzękowski, and Mila Elin (the only woman in the Krakow literary avant-garde, who appears to be all but forgotten today). This issue includes a short, but important text by Kurek entitled "Czy Marinetti wpłynął na poezję polską?" (Has Marinetti influenced Polish poetry?). Interestingly, a copy of this first issue with Kurek's appraisal is also held at the Marinetti Archive at Yale University.

Altogether five issues appeared in 1931–33 (the first three in 1931, the last two in 1932 and 1933 respectively).

Wrappers in all likelihood (though he is not credited here) with a typographic design by Kazimierz Podsadecki (subsequent numbers were somewhat more strikingly formatted).

As of May 2022, KVK, OCLC show two holdings in North America, one complete and one containing only the first issue.

Book ID: 52062

Price: $750.00