Item 254137. BAM DNYEPER. VOL I [ONLY, OF 2]
Item 254137. BAM DNYEPER. VOL I [ONLY, OF 2]

BAM DNYEPER. VOL I [ONLY, OF 2] באם דניעפּער

Moskve [Moscow]: Farlag "Emes" 1932. Cloth. Item #42135

1st edition. Original Cloth Boards, 8vo, 574 pages [this volume], 20 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as, "By the Dnieper." Cover title for this volume [Vol I.] is “Bam Dnyeper (Penek)”. By the time David Bergelson arrived in Berlin in 1921, he was highly regarded as a Yiddish modernist innovator. In Berlin, Bergelson was the coeditor of a short-lived Yiddish and Hebrew modern art journal: in Yiddish, Milgroym (The Pomegranate). He wrote for the New York Yiddish newspaper Forverts (The Forward) and authored dozens of short works, some set in Berlin and others set in the shtetlekh of Ukraine….In 1926, Bergelson publicly shifted his allegiance toward the Soviet Union. To signal this new commitment, he cut ties with Forverts and became a regular staff writer for Morgen-frayhayt, a communist daily; he also visited Moscow, wrote a penitential letter to the Moscow Yiddish newspaper Der emes (The Truth), and penned his critical essay 'Dray tsentrn'('Three Centers'). In 'Three Centers,' Bergelson designated Moscow — not Warsaw or New York — as the well­spring of Yiddish literature.” By this time he “had earned him a reputation as one of Yiddish literature’s most important authors” (Sasha Senderovich and Harriet Murav in In Geveb, 2015).“ SUBJECT(S): Yiddish literature. Litte´rature yiddish. Russia. OCLC: 1987912. Paper Browning and somewhat fragile. Some wear to covers. Good Condition. Important 1st edition volume of this Soviet Yiddish imprint. (yid-43-1-'+).

Price: $125.00

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