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Mitrofanov, Aleksandr

June-July. Cover with photomontage.

June-July. Cover with photomontage.

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Mitrofanov, A. [June-July]. Iun'-Iul'. A Novel.

Series Novinki proletarskoi literatury.

Moskva-Leningrad, GIKhL, 1931.
8vo, 109 pp.

In original hardcover with photomontage to both covers.
Near good condition, overall wear, losses along spine and cover edges, water-stained to back endpapers, stamp 'Iz knig Ya. Khelemskogo' to title page and some other pages.

Probably, the only edition of Mitrofanov's first book. One of 5 000 copies printed.

This book, authored by the Soviet proletarian writer Aleksandr Mitrofanov (1901-1951), most likely a member of the Russian Association of Proletarian Writers (RAPP), received an unexpected positive review in a Paris newspaper by Georgy Adamovitch, a prominent poet of the Acmeist school, literary critic, and translator who emigrated in 1923. In his review, he compared this 'talented book' to the works of Alexander Fadeyev, the writer and one of the co-founders of the Union of Soviet Writers.

Rare. OCLC locates two copies in USA: in the University of Chicago and in the UC Berkeley Libraries. Other two copies are in Canada and Switzerland. 

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