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Twain, Mark

Stories. Feuilletons. Letters. Jokes. Illustrations by Veniamin Briskin.

Stories. Feuilletons. Letters. Jokes. Illustrations by Veniamin Briskin.

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Twain, Mark [Stories. Feuilletons. Letters. Jokes]. Rasskazy. Fel’etony. Pis’ma. Shutki. 

Series Biblioteka Zhurnala 'Sovetskii voin', № 13 (320).
Illustrations by V. Briskin.

Moskva, Voenizdat, 1957.
16mo, 48 pp., ill.

In original pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, wear to wrappers and spine, light creasing, owner signature to front cover.

The book contains the following works by Twain: 'Russian Sufferers' (first Russian edition), 'From The London Times of 1904', 'Agricultural Twaddle at the Institute Farmers' Club' (first Russian edition), 'The Approaching Epidemic' (first Russian edition), 'A Helpless Situation', letter to the New York Daily Graphic, 'Letter Read at a Dinner of the Knights of St. Patrick', speech on the presentation of his new play 'Ah Sin' in New York, and 'The Heathen Chinee'.
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.

Levidova, # 132.

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