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Neruda, Pablo

General Song. Signed and inscribed copy.

General Song. Signed and inscribed copy.

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Neruda, Pablo [General Song / Canto General] Vseobshchaya Pesn'.

Translation by Ilya Ehrenburg.
Edited by F. Kel’in.

[Moskva], Inostrannaya literatura, 1954.
8vo, 341, [3] pp., portrait.

In publisher’s binding. Signed and inscribed to endpaper.
Near very good condition, light wear to spine and edges. 

Signed and inscribed by the author in typical green ink with drawing: 'para / Vladimir / Lidin / su amigo Pablo' [For Vladimir Lidin. His friend Pablo]. First Russian edition.

This authorized translation of 'General Song' was published without the sixth canto, 'America, I Do Not Invoke Your Name in Vain'
The translator is the Russian poet Il'ya Erenburg (1891-1967). Erenburg collaborated with El Lissitzky on the album 'My Paris' (1931). During the Spanish Civil War, he served as a war correspondent for 'Izvestia' newspaper. In 1944, Erenburg co-edited 'The Black Book of Soviet Jewry' with V. Grossman. He later published the story 'The Thaw' ('Ottepel'), which gave its name to an important period in mid-20th century Russia.
This copy has been signed and inscribed to the Russian novelist and prominent bibliophile Vladimir Lidin (1894-1979).

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