Item #198 Fedorino gore [i.e. Fedora’s Grief]. K. Chukovsky.
Fedorino gore [i.e. Fedora’s Grief]

Fedorino gore [i.e. Fedora’s Grief]

Leningrad: Raduga, 1926. Item #198

[16] pp.: ill. 27,8x21,8 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Some restoration of the spine and last page, some general wearing. Otherwise a very good copy.

Rare first edition. One of 8000 copies.
Illustrated by Vladislav Tvardovsky (1888-1942), Russian Soviet children’s book graphic artist, was working as animator for last eight years of his life. This is his most famous book illustrations.
'Fedorino Gore' - is a children’s fairy tale in verse by Korney Chukosvky (1882-1969), famous and most popular children’s poet in the Russian language. Some compare him with American Dr. Seuss as he used catchy and inventive rhymes and absurd characters. Lines from his poems have become universal catch-phrases in Russian everyday life. This particular tale is dedicated to the issue of cleanliness as he did in one of his most famous poems Moydodyr (see next item). All dishes, cookware and cutlery ran away from grandmother Fedora (Theodora) as she was careless about their cleanliness. Fedora started to realize the horror of the situation, pursued tableware and promised it to change her attitude towards it. Tableware agreed to return to Fedora.

Worldcat locates only two copies (New York, USA and Montreal, Canada).


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