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Soviet Humor for Czech Readers

Večer sovětského smíchu [An evening of Soviet humor].

Prague: Nakladatelství Pavel Prokop, [1935]. Small octavo (17 × 10.6 cm). Original printed wrappers on yellow stock; 74 pp. Wrappers and first leaf dust-soiled; else very good.

An interesting memento of the pro-Soviet sympathies in the Czech interwar Republic, the present volume contains five short satirical plays, by Grigorii Gradov, Aleksandr Chikardov, Pavel Ial'tsev, and Aleksei Iroshnikov (based on Chekhov). With a short preface by the editor. The rights to the translations were apparently held by a Czech amateur workers' theater in Prague Karlín, and another publisher is cited as the Svaz dělnických divadelních ochotníků československých (Union of Czechoslovak Amateur Worker's Theatres).

Scarce; as of June 2020, KVK and OCLC only show the copy at the Czech National Library.

Book ID: P6872

Price: $150.00