Tallinn: Kirjastusyhing "Tulirynd", 1927. Octavo (22.2 × 15.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 88 pp. Spine faded; text professionally re-attached; else very good.
Rare modernist and avant-garde anthology, with strong socialist leanings, of literature and the visual arts, with original contributions by Estonian writers and poets, as well as translations of foreign works. The contents include translations of works by Henri Barbusse, the Italian anarchist Ercole Bambucci, Jean Richepin, and the Finnish poet Elmer Diktonius. An introductory manifesto is signed by Karl Oskar Freiberg (pseud. Oskar Kurmiste, 1894-1941), an Estonian socialist politician and writer who was executed in the Soviet Union during WWII. The volume also contains poetry by the Futurist writers Erni Hiir and Ormi Arp (a poem entitled "Flight of the aeroplane"), as well as by Valter Kaaver. Articles on Tallinn theater and modern stage design. Most importantly, the anthology reproduces numerous works by leading avant-garde painters and graphic designers, among them Märt Laarman, Arnold Akberg, E. A. Blumenfeldt, and Henrik Olvi. Finally, there is a longer essay by Christian de Moor on modern Dutch painting. Rare; as of February 2020, not located in KVK, OCLC.
Book ID: P6120