Chervonyi front [Red Front]

Kharkiv: HART, 1932. Small octavo (17 × 11.8 cm). Original pictorial wrappers (unattributed); 20 pp. Very good. Item #6455

First Ukrainian edition of Aragon’s long poem, the first of any of the French surrealist’s works to appear in Ukrainian translation. “Red Front” was written after Aragon’s first visit to the USSR in 1930, when he participated in the international conference of revolutionary writers in Kharkiv, then the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1934, Aragon also traveled to Moscow for the first meeting of the Soviet Writers’ Union. With a preface by Volodymyr Kuz’mich (1904-1943), a close friend of Romain Rolland and Henri Barbusse. Mykola Tereshchenko (1898–1966) was a Ukrainian poet and translator. Striking wrappers by an unidentified artist. Not found in KVK, OCLC.

Price: €650.00