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Stribling, T.S.

Bright Metal: Novel. First and only Russian translation

Bright Metal: Novel. First and only Russian translation

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Stribling, T. [Bright Metal: Novel]. Iarkii Metall: Roman. 

Translation from English by M. Volosov.
Cover design by B. Titov.

Moskva-Leningrad, Zemlya i fabrika, 1929.
8vo, 319, [1] pp.

In original pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, wrappers worn, small cracks to front cover, small tears to front cover and spine, wear and small loss to back cover, bookstore’s marks and stamp to back cover.

First and only translation of 'Bright Metal' in Russian. One of 5 000 copies published. 

The first Russian translation of T.S. Stribling (1881-1965), an American writer and Pulitzer Prize laureate (1933), was published in 1926. This was followed by four more books, all published by 1929. The subsequent Russian translation appeared only in 1948 and marked the final Russian book by Stribling.
The novel 'Bright Metal' was translated by Mark Volosov (1895-1941). Volosov was captured during the Great War and managed to escape to the US. Upon his return in 1923, he pursued a career in translation. Notably, he translated works by authors such as Theodore Dreiser, Michael Gold, and Erskine Caldwell. Tragically, Volosov lost his life during the battle of Vyazma in 1941.
The cover design was produced by Boris Titov (1897-1951), a prominent illustrator and book artist. He received education at the Second State Free Art Workshops (GShM, later VKhUTEMAS) under A. Arkhipov. In the Soviet Union, Titov holds a record for the number of books he designed.

Libman. # 5486.

We couldn’t trace any copy of this edition in the USA or European libraries via OCLC.

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