New York: Izdatel'stvo imeni Chekhova, 1955. Octavo (19.5 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 316 pp. About very good; gift inscription on endpaper; sun toning to spine.
Adamovich (1892-1972) was a leading member of the Russian Acmeist group “Tsekh poetov” in St. Petersburg, which included poets such as Nikolai Gumilev and Osip Mandelshtam. He became known for his prose works and poetry, published in pre-Revolutionary journals such as Apollon. After emigrating in 1923, he garnered recognition as one of the premier literary critics of the first emigration and the initiator of the so-called “Parisian Note,” a loose movement that encompassed émigré poets such as Georgii Ivanov, Vladislav Khodasevich, and Boris Poplavskii. This collection was the only book published during his lifetime to gather critical essays on various literary matters; it represents a summation of Adamovich's own efforts, and contains often controversial views on Merezhkovsky, Bunin, Aldanov, Gippius, Nabokov and other writers in the diaspora.
Book ID: P002119