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Stavskii, V.

The Takeoff. Rare first edition.

The Takeoff. Rare first edition.

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Stavskii, V. [The Takeoff]. Razbeg.

Series RAPP. Novinki proletarskoi literatury.

Moskva-Lengrad, GIHL, 1931.
8vo, 280 pp.

In original photo-illustrated boards.
In good condition, extremities lightly rubbed, owner marksto first page with text.

Rare first edition. One of 15 000 copies printed.

The novel by Vladimir Stavskii (born Kirpichnikov; 1900-1943) focuses on the struggle against counterrevolutionaries in the Kuban region. During the Civil War, Stavskii actively participated in military operations against those who led uprisings against the Bolshevik regime. Beginning in 1924, he embarked on a career as a journalist and writer, while also playing a significant role in organizing grain procurement in the Kuban Stanitsas (Cossack settlements). Stavskii was instrumental in founding the Union of Soviet Writers and later served on its presidium. He is believed to have been influential in the arrest of poet Osip Mandelstam. Stavskii's life was cut short when he died as a war correspondent during World War II.
The book design was crafted by an unknown artist, but it is known that at the time this book was published, prominent artists such as Solomon Telingater and Gustav Klutsis worked on this series.

Provenance: Klara Vaks library, a journalist and wife of the prominent Soviet composer Tikhon Khrennikov.

Wolfgang Kasack, p. 403.

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