Sasha Chorny (Саша Черный). Soldiers' tales - Selections (Солдатские сказки - Избранные). IN RUSSIAN. Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg (1880-1932), better known as Sasha Chorny, was a Russian poet, satirist and children's writer. The stories were designed to appeal to the pre-revolutionary life and culture of the Russian people, expressed in the descriptions of peasants and soldier life during the First World War. The stories, written between 1928 and 1932, were fairy tales in a folk environment where superstitions and folk beliefs occupied a prominent place. Language is key to the stories. According to A. Ivanov, “in essence, native speech was the wealth that every refugee brought with him and the only thing that continued to be associated with his homeland lying far away.” No wonder the writers of the Russian emigration so stubbornly clung to the Russian word.
The cover and portrait of the author by the artist K.K. Kuznetsova. CA: Monterey, 1964. Ed. B. Charkovsky, printed by I. Bashkirtseva, Munich. 153 pages. Softcover with cardboard covers.
Very good condition with foxing to covers and soil to back cover. Text fine. White mark on the 2nd page. 1 copy only.