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Ne ubii: drama v piati deisviiakh [Thou Shalt Not Kill: a drama in five acts].

Berlin: J. Ladyschnikow Verlag GmbH, [1913]. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 94, [4] pp. Added German title: Du sollst nicht töten … drama. About very good; text block lightly resized; owner inscription to ffep.

Leonid Andreev (1871-1919) was a writer, reporter and photographer who enjoyed literary success in early twentieth-century Russia. His literary output frequently draws on his own life, including mental health issues related to depression and pessimism; it also offers a critique of both bourgeois and revolutionary culture. Andreev had close ties to famous artists and writers of his day, including Ilya Repin, Leo Tolstoy, and Maxim Gorky (with whom he was briefly imprisoned and had political disagreements). Due to his anti-revolutionary views, Andreev moved to Finland during WWI. His play, Ne ubii, dramatizes philosophical questions about fate, freedom and faith.

Book ID: P003856

Price: $75.00