Item #1922 [POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]. T. Plivier.
[POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]
[POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]
[POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]
[POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]
[POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]

[POLITICAL ASYLUM IMPRINT] Kaizer ushel - generaly ostalis’ [i.e. The Kaiser Goes – the Generals Remain]

Leningrad: Lengikhl, 1933. Item #1922

276 pp.: ill. 19,5x13,5 cm. In original illustrated cardboards. Binding rubbed, small fragments of covering paper lost, ink signature on p.3, otherwise very good and clean copy.
First and only edition.One of 5250 copies produced.

Russian edition of the novel ‘Der Kaiser ging – die Generale blieben’ (1932) published during Plievier's life in the USSR. The author, German writer Theodor Plievier (1892-1955) was blacklisted in Nazi’s Germany for his first novel, “Des Kaisers Kulis” [The Kaiser’s Coolies]. Plivier emigrated to Leningrad, then settled in the Samara region where he began to create a novel about Volga Germans but was forced to burn the manuscript. In 1941, he was evacuated to Central Asia, then returned to RSFSR. He joined the National Committee of Free Germany and wrote an anti-war work “Stalingrad”. After WWII was over, Plievier came back to Germany. Soon he became disillusioned with the policies of Soviet communism. Covers and six half-titles were designed by Viktor Sveshnikov (1907-1993). He studied at the Leningrad Art and Industrial College in 1925-1929, then in various private and state art institutes, in particular with V. Konashevich and P. Shillingovsky. In the early 1930s, Sveshnikov headed the design department of a magazine “Iunyi proletarii” [Young Proletarian].

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Price: $550.00

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