New York-Munich: Vydavetstva "Bats'kaushchyny", 1955. Large octavo (24.4 × 17.8 cm). Original embossed green cloth; 496 pp. Frontis portrait and numerous other plates, including portraits and manuscript facsimiles. With a typed and signed dedicatory presentation leaf by two leaders of the Whiteruthenian Institute of Arts and Sciences in New York.
Anthology of works by Ianka Kupala, one of the greatest Belarusian writers of the twentieth century. Though he was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1941 for his poetry collection "Ad sertsa" (From the Heart), he had always been regarded with some distrust by the government for his connections with anti-Soviet nationalist organizations. Kupala died mysteriously in 1942 in Moscow, falling down the stairwell of Hotel Moskva. Though his death was ruled an accident, there have been speculations he was killed by Stalin's agents.
Book ID: 52452