Quarto. VIII, , 195, pp. Original blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and printer's device in gilt on front board and spine. Printer's device on title-page. Fascinating study of the relation of literary fashions to economic, social, and psychological phenomena. In this work, the author has been primarily interested in the reflected image in the Jew as seen by the Russian. Some age wear on binding with upper spine partly detached, rubbing on corners and along edges. Spine age-toned. Back hinge partly split. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Russian Literature and the Jew. A ...
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1929
Book Condition: fair
Edition: First edition.
Book Description New York: Columbia University Press, 1929, 1929. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, cloth-gilt, viii, 195pp. First edition. Inscribed at the first leaf: "with deep gratitude / Joshua Kunitz." From the library of Columbia U. Slavicist Clarence A. Manning. VG+: light soiled boards and edges but in the main clean, bright, and very presentable; solid hinges & joints; book unmarked save for the inscription. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ATLJKRLJ29S
Book Description Columbia University Press, New York, 1929. First Edition. 23,5 cm, 195 pp, publisher's cloth binding, gilt lettering to spine. From the preface: 'The study of the relation of literary fashions to economic, social, and psychological phenomena is a fascinating one. We can observe such a relation in the changing attitude of the Russian author to the peasant, and the American author toward the Negro. It is, however , most strikingly illustrated in the attitude of the Russian writer towards the Jew. To distentangle and trace out the various forces that results in definite literary patterns, is a delicate matter. The characteristic pattern of each period must be viewed in its relation to economic background, social alignments, emotional survivals, and extraneous influences.' A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 209119