[SOVIET MASTERPIECE BY TWO FEMALE POETS AND ONE ARTIST] Pro tramvai [i.e. About a Tram]. A. Barto.
[SOVIET MASTERPIECE BY TWO FEMALE POETS AND ONE ARTIST] Pro tramvai [i.e. About a Tram]
[SOVIET MASTERPIECE BY TWO FEMALE POETS AND ONE ARTIST] Pro tramvai [i.e. About a Tram]

[SOVIET MASTERPIECE BY TWO FEMALE POETS AND ONE ARTIST] Pro tramvai [i.e. About a Tram]

Kiev: Kul’tura, 1930. Item #1274

10 pp.: ill. 23,5x17 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Spine and small fragments of covers restored, foxing and some soiling, otherwise very good.
Rare. One of 8000 copies.
Excellent children’s verses about street trafic by Soviet Jewish poetess Agniia Barto (1901-1981). She was a prominent children’s author whose verses were read out by every child throughout the Soviet Union and even after. Barto debuted with two poems in 1925 and wrote primarily for preschool children. Being acquainted with Korney Chukovsky and Samuil Marshak, she avoided their influence and developed her own style of laconic and simple poetry.
Translation was undertaken by Ukrainian writer and poetess Maria Prygara (1908-1983). Debuted in 1924, she published her first children’s books in 1929. She is the author of many books on which several generations of Ukrainian children have been brought up.
Drawings were created by Ukrainian artist Boris Kriukow (1895-1967). He was one of the most prolific Ukrainian illustrators, contributing to over 500 books of large Ukrainian publishing houses. During WWII, he moved to Lviv and then emigrated to Argentina where he proceeded to illustrate books.
This one is constructed as a kind of a comic strip, showing off innovative perspectives and angles, adding or cancelling background and organizing a circle composition.

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