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Ukrainian Modernist Poetry

Soniashni klarnety: antologiia ukrains'koi symvolistychnoi poezii 1920-ykh rokiv [The clarinets of the sun: an anthology of Ukrainian symbolist poetry of the 1920s]. Literaturna biblioteka, ch. 8 (series title).

Kraków: Ukrains'ke vydavnytstvo, 1941. Octavo (20.3 × 14.2 cm). Original printed wrappers; 62, [2] pp. Light wear and fraying to spine extremities; owner signature to title; still about very good.

Edited and with a preface by Evkhen Pelens'kyi, this volume contains poems by Pavlo Tychyna, Dmytro Zahul, Iakiv Savchenko, Oleksa Slisarenko, Mykola Tereshchenko, Yevhen Pluzhnyk, Todos' Os'machka, Roman Kupchyns'kyi, Oles' Babii, Dmytro Falk'kivs'kyi, and Vasyl' Bobchyns'kyi. It was apparently a partial reprint of a slightly more extensive collection of Ukrainian poetry published at L'viv in 1936 by the same editor. Among other things, the introduction discusses the specific development of Ukrainian Symbolism and Futurism, which a brief review of major poets and samples of texts.

The title was taken from Pavlo Tychyna's 1919 debut volume of poems, which showed a strong symbolist orientation.

As of October 2022, KVK, OCLC show only one paper copy in North America.

Book ID: 52187

Price: $450.00