Maggs Bros Ltd

Izbrannoe [Favourites].

VOLOSHIN Maximilian Aleksandrovich ([c. early 1960s].)

£320.00 

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Samizdat book. 8vo. Perfect bound into contemporary decorative cloth covered flexible boards (probably a clandestine binding). Trifling wear, a very good or better copy, clean and crisp contents. Minor ink annotations and corrections in the text. [2], [36] pp. N.p., n.d.,

A fragile survival from the height of the Cold War era.

Although Voloshin (1877-1932), the Symbolist writer and humanist, died in the thirties, he was possibly of some influence on dissident elements in the Soviet Union who sought to preserve something of pre-revolutionary culture.

As none of his poems were officially published in the USSR from 1928 to 1961, samizdat publications, such as this, would have been the only way for people to distribute his works in printed form. Voloshin was also published in the Russian by the religious MCA-Press a few decades later.

Stock Code: 128074