GEZAMELTE SHRIFTEN: (POEZYE UN PROZA)

Bovshover, Joseph

Published by Nyu York; Fraye Arbayter Shtime, 1911
Hardcover
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Original cloth. 8vo. 4, xxvii, 347 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Collected Works (Poetry and Prose) of Joseph Bovshover, with an introduction by Michael Cohn. Bound in half cloth over marbled boards; with frontispiece photograph of Bovshover, protected by tissue guard. Joseph Bovshover (1873-1915) ; "born in Lubavitch, near Mogilev, White Russia, in a very Orthodox family, but left for America at age 18, and became a furrier in New York. He had a good job but began to write anarchist, revolutionary poems in Yiddish and to read them aloud in his ‘shop. ’ He was fired and worked as a journalist and tutor. He was considered the heir of Edelshtat, who had just died. Bovshover knew English very well and translated his own poetry and published it in English language periodicals. As a result he achieved some fame in the non-Jewish world too, but soon after began to suffer from a mental illness, and entered a mental hospital in 1899, where he remained until his death. His poetry, like Edelshtat's, was anarchist and revolutionary, and became popular throughout the Jewish world. " (laits. Utexas.edu/gottesman/) Subjects: Yiddish Poetry. Anarchism. Light soiling from tape on backstrip, previous owners bookstamp on endpage, otherwise, fresh and clean. Very good condition. (YID-19-17). Bookseller Inventory # 31062

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Title: GEZAMELTE SHRIFTEN: (POEZYE UN PROZA)

Publisher: Nyu York; Fraye Arbayter Shtime

Publication Date: 1911

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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