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Lithuanian Modernism

Aitvaras teisėjas: trijų veiksmų pjesė [The kite judge: a play in three acts].

Kaunas: Sakalas, 1935. Octavo (19 × 12.2 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 130, [1] pp. About very good; light wear to overlapping wrapper edges; review copy stamp of the publishing house.

First edition of this play by Sruoga (1896–1947), the Lithuanian poet, playwright, critic, and literary scholar. Having studied in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Sruoga received his Ph.D. in Lithuanian folklore and went on to teach literature and theatre at Kaunas University. He wrote numerous plays, mostly based on historical events. Under the German occupation, he was arrested and deported to Stutthof, about which he wrote his important memoir Dievų miškas (Forest of Gods). Apparently a review copy sent by the publishing house with the note "Prašome pamineti ir parecenzuoti."

One of 3500 copies. As of May 2022, KVK and OCLC show four copies in North America.

Book ID: 52079

Price: $225.00