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A Woman Documents the Soviet Textile Industry in Moscow

Tsekha v puti: ocherki o sorevnovatel'nykh nastroeniiakh [The guild on the road: essays about competitive moods].

Moscow-Gosizdat RSFSR "Moskovskii rabochii", 1930. Octavo (17.5 × 12 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 155, [5] pp. Good or better; some splitting to spine; front wrapper with creases; text toned; largely uncut and unopened copy.

First edition of this volume of essays about the socialist transformation of the well-established Trekhgornaia textile factory in Moscow, by the Russian and Soviet writer Anna Aleksandrovna Karavaeva (1893–1979). Originally from Perm', Karavaeva studied at the Bestuzhev Courses, the leading institution of higher education for women in the Russian Empire. After the Revolution, she returned to Siberia and taught at Barnaul and Ul'ianovsk, before moving to Moscow in 1928, where she began her literary career. Among others, she worked as an editor for the journals "Molodaia gvardiia" and "Sovetskaia zhenshchina" (Soviet Woman).

A recent essay notes that "the books written by A. Karavaeva became true witnesses of the life of the country in the 20-60s of the twentieth century. They are a profound insight into the life and spiritual world of the new Soviet man who was building a fundamentally new society, devoid of prejudice, bourgeois philistinism, cowardly servility and obscurantism. A society of creators and creators." The present work, written in a lively style incorporating dialogue and first-hand accounts, is based on the author's own experience shadowing workers at the Trekhgornaia Manufaktura in Moscow during the course of one year.

As of February 2023, KVK, OCLC show two copies in North America.

Book ID: 52669

Price: $350.00