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The Conqueror: Stories by American Writers. Illustrations by Veniamin Briskin.

The Conqueror: Stories by American Writers. Illustrations by Veniamin Briskin.

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Poe, Edgar Allan; Leacock, Stephen; Bierce, Ambrose; Dunne, F.P., etc. [The Conqueror: Stories by American Writers]. Zavoevatel’: Rasskazy amerikanskikh pisatelei.  

Series Biblioteka Zhurnala 'Sovetskii voin', № 12 (199).
Translation from English by B. Privalov and I. Savitskii.
Illustrations by V. Briskin.

Moskva, Voenizdat, 1952.
16mo, 48 pp.

In original wrappers.
Near very good condition.

This collection gathers humorous stories written before World War II. It includes stories by Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), 'The Man That Was Used Up' by Edgar Allan Poe, extracts from 'The Devil's Dictionary' by Ambrose Bierce, and works by Finley Peter Dunne. There are no separate Russian editions of F.P. Dunne's stories.
Veniamin Briskin (1906-1982) was a Russian artist known for propaganda posters and cartoons. He was the author of Hitler’s caricatures, one of the first to appear in the Soviet press. Throughout his life, he created cartoons for the military, during the Civil War, the Russo-Finnish War, and World War II. After World War II, he continued to produce propaganda posters and cartoons for Voenizdat (the Russian Military Publishing House) of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
This series of books from the magazine 'Sovetskii voin' comprises Russian translations of stories by American authors, published by Voenizdat (the Russian Military Publishing House) during the Cold War. These collections include stories not only by leftist or communist writers but also by politically neutral authors. In this case, each story was accompanied by a special preface aimed at providing the correct interpretation of the texts. The series began publishing in the 1940s and continued until the dissolution of the USSR.

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