Tbilisi: Stamba samkhedro komisariatisa, 1924. 32 pp. 22x15 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Small fragments of spine lost, some soiling, ink note and marks, otherwise very good.
First edition. One of 1000 copies. A Cubist portrait of the author by Irakli Gamrekeli on the front cover.
This is one of the first collections of Georgian Dadaistic poems which established Grigol Tsetskhlade’s role as the main representative of Dadaist ideas in Georgian literature. In 1924 the magazine “Theater and Life” (#2) dedicated an article to the avant-garde poet: “Tsetskhladze is a poetic innovator who is trying to discover new ways...” The interest of the book lies not only in its prioritization of Dadaism, but in serving as a literary granary to many succeeding writers on the Dadaist movement.
New Georgian Book Design, 23.
Not in the Worldcat.