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News from the West. Anthology. No 1. First Russian translation from Ulysses.

News from the West. Anthology. No 1. First Russian translation from Ulysses.

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[News from the West]. Novinki Zapada. Anthology. No1.

Series Biblioteka inostrannoy literatury.
Edited by E. Lann.

Moskva-Leningrad, Zemlya i Fabrika, 1925.
8vo, 251, [3] pp.

In publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, professionally restored, new spine, cracks to front cover, lightly water-stained to cover and page margins, stains.

Rare. First Russian translation from "Ulysses." The one and only edition of this translation. One of 5 000 copies printed.

The anthology contains five selected fragments from James Joyce's "Ulysses" (pages 65-94; episodes 1, 7, 12, 17, and 18).
These extracts were translated by Valentin Zhitomirsky (1896-1977), who aimed to provide Russian readers with a condensed yet collaged version of Joyce's expansive novel. Subsequently, Soviet translators only offered individual episodes from the novel.
It wasn't until 1989 that the first complete Russian translation of "Ulysses" was published, which was regarded as a significant milestone and symbol of liberation in Russia.

OCLC locates three copies of this anthology: in the Harvard Library, the University of Illinois Library and the UNC Chapel Hill Library.

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