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Polish Solidarity Satirical Samizdat

Wryj: miesięcznik [In the snout: a monthly magazine], nos. 3, 4, 7, 8 (of six published).

Rzeszów: Wszechnica Zwiazkowa MKR NSZZ Solidarność, 1981. Quartos (30 × 21 cm). Original self-wrappers with 8–12 pp per issue of offset-reproduced typescript and photographic collages. Light soil to first issue, else very good.

Four issues (of six published) of this short-lived satirical magazine connected with Solidarność in Rzeszów. The biting satire of the articles is complemented by caricatures of Brezhnev, and humorous collages commenting on Soviet militarization. The monthly was founded by the graphic artist Jacek Woźniak (b. 1954), who created most of the drawings, with later issues also edited by activists Marek Jemioła and Tadeusz Kensy. During the Solidarity strikes, Woźniak also created drawings for the strike newspapers “Trwamy” and “Wieś Rzeszowska” as well as decorating numerous strike posters. Nos. 1–2 of Wryj were never published with the first issue no. 3 included in this collection. The magazine ceased publication with no. 8 because of the institution of the martial law in Poland in December 1981. Woźniak was immediately arrested, and released from prison only late in 1982.

As of September 2022, KVK, OCLC show holdings only at one library outside of Poland.

Book ID: 52339

Price: $600.00