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Dos Passos, John

1919. First Russian edition.

1919. First Russian edition.

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Dos Passos, John 1919.

Added title page in English.
Translation by V. Stenich.
Book design by A. Ushin.

[Leningrad], Lengikhl, 1933.
8vo, [4], 374, [2] pp.

In original green cloth and pictorial dust jacket.
In good condition, wear, tears and small chips to dust jacket spine and edges.

First Russian edition of the novel. Banned book. One of 10 200 copies printed.

The second part of Dos Passos's major work, the U.S.A. trilogy, was published in full for the first time in this edition. Previously, only extracts had appeared in periodicals. 
The translation was prepared by Valentin Stenich (1897-1938), a poet who also translated James Joyce's 'Ulysses' into Russian. Stenich was arrested in November 1937 and executed. All editions of Dos Passos's books were banned in Russia until 1958.

Libman, # 2288.

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