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Povelitel'nitsa [The Sovereign Queen].

Berlin: Parabola, 1932. Octavo (18.5 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappesr; 180, [4] pp. Front wrapper torn along upper and lower hinge; spine strip detaching at lower end; text block slightly resized, else internally very good.

Berberova (1901-1993) was a Russian writer of poetry, prose, biographies, and literary criticism. She emigrated from Russia in 1922, settling for a time in Paris, where she became part of the large Russian Diaspora community, which included writers and poets such as Nabokov, Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, Akhmatova, and others. Much of Berberova's work draws upon her experiences as an emigre. While she is best known for shorter works, Berberova wrote a handful of novels; The Sovereign Queen is her second in the genre. It is a story of complex love between third generation emigres — a Russian man, Sasha, and a Francophile Russian woman, Lena. Scarce in the trade.

Book ID: P003851

Price: $250.00