A 10-year poetical work

BLOK, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

Vozmezdie

[Retribution].

Publication: Alkonost, Skt. Petersburg, 1922.

BLOK, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, VozmezdieFirst edition of this epic by the great Russian poet, the result of more than 10 years of work. With long introduction and bibliography. Read More

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First book edition of Blok’s epic poem, with his long introduction and the complete bibliography of this poem at the end. It was inspired by a visit the Silver Age poet made to Warsaw in 1909 following the death of his father. According to Blok himself, it was full of “revolutionary premonitions”. Composed during more than ten years, it remained unfinished.

Item number

980

 

Physical Description

Large octavo. 111 pp. incl. title and all prelim. leaves.

Binding

Original printed wrappers by V.A. Zamirailo.

Condition

Gift inscription to first page, paper evenly yellowed; wrapper a bit soiled, edges toned, spine more so; a very good copy.

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