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Epp : novell (Epp : Novel): Mait Metsanurk /

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Published by Odamees, Tartu (1920)

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About this Item: Odamees, Tartu, 1920. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Estonian language. Octavo 14 x 19 cm. Weight 80 gr. Wrappers, 47 [1] pp. Print run 5000. Book printed in Gothic letter on thick brown paper. The book is in Near Fine condition without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Frayed right edge of front cover, cover edges show some fading, very small tear on the front cover to the bottom of the spine; internally perfect condition. Current novel is considered one of the most masterful writer’s works. Here is evident a strong influence of psychological realism. The novel depicts life of servant girl named Epp, who patiently enrures all the humiliations and resigned to the fate. She believed that this was the way it had to be and did not try to get rid of it. The main idea of the novel is that a harsh social situation in the country is peoples own responsibility. First of all each man should change himself. Author’s works show how closely he was connected with his state and people. Mait Metsanurk (1879-1957) was an Estonian writer who is considered one of the most outstanding representatives of Estonian neo-realism of the interwar period. He reached his literary breakthrough with realistic portrayal of Estonian town and country living at the time. In particular, the social contradictions and tensions were used in his work. Metsanurk became one of the most prolific and popular writer and playwright of his era. Ado Vabbe's (1892-1961) was the most radical innovator in Estonian art at the beginning of 20th century. Abstract Expressionism dominated in his creation. Improvisational, intuitive essential is also indicated in his cubo-fururist works. Vabbe made a notable contribution to the development of Estonian book graphics as well. Seller Inventory # 9

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Mait Metsanurk (Hubel, Eduard)

Published by Noor-Eesti (K. Mattiesen), Tartu (1928)

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About this Item: Noor-Eesti (K. Mattiesen), Tartu, 1928. Condition: In fine condition. First edition. First edition. In original illustrated paper, designed by Märt Laarman. 667, (5) p. Märt (Martin) Laarman (1896-1979) was an Estonian graphic artist and painter. Member of the Estonian Artist Group founded by Jaan Vahtra. He made his early works in Expressionst style later he turned to Constructivism. Exhibited with the members of the group "Die Abstrakten" in Berlin, 1924. One of the most important Estonian modernist artist. In original illustrated paper, designed by Märt Laarman. Seller Inventory # 282

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Jäljetu haud : Romaan (The Unmarked Grave: Mait Metsanurk /

Mait Metsanurk / Mart Laarman cover design

Published by Noor-Eesti, Tartu (1926)

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About this Item: Noor-Eesti, Tartu, 1926. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Estonian language. Octavo 14 x 20 cm. Weight 280 gr. Wrappers, 261 pp. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Creases across bottom corners of the cover, slightly frayed spine ends, occasional minor rubbing to the cover ends, back cover shows some soiling; internally previous owner's signature on the half-title, two small tears on the bottom edge of one sheet. Mait Metsanurk (Born Eduard Hubel, 19.11.1879 – 21.08.1957) reached his literary breakthrough in 1900s with realistic portrayal of Estonian town and country living at the time. In particular, the social contradictions and tensions were used in his work. Metsanurk became one of the most prolific and popular writer and playwright of his era. Together with Anton Hansen Tammsaare, he is considered one of the most outstanding representatives of Estonian neo-realism of the interwar period. In 1924/25 and from 1930 to 1936 Mait Metsanurk was chairman of the Estonian Writers' Union. His novels of the late 1920s displayed a strong leftist bent. The most important representative work of this trend is novel Jäljetu haud (The Unmarked Grave), written as a revolutionary’s diary. The protagonist is the leader of the underground communist organization who was executed in accordance with the judgment of the military court. The diary form of presentation reveals hero's thoughts and confessions to oneself. Is is a psychological novel about loss of truth of one person, where is more widely considered serious problem of the era - revolutionary fighter moral collapse. Incredible avant-garde constructivist cover design by Mart Laarman (1896-1979), who is considered the most persistent follower of the constructivist movement and one of the most important Estonian avant-garde artist. Laarman was the leader of the Estonian Artists Group (Eesti Kuntsnikkute Ryhm), which was established in late 1923 in Tartu. The aim of the Group was Constructivism and Cubism enlightenment and propaganda. In 1928 Laarman edited and published legendary The Book of New Art (Uue Kunsti Raamat), the Group's programmic almanac, which gave a great contribution to Cubism/Constructivism development in Estonia. The artists of the Group, turned a new page in book design and Laarman was one of the best of them. Seller Inventory # 90

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Punane tuul : Romaan (The Red Wind: Mait Metsanurk /

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Published by Noor-Eesti, Tartu (1928)

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About this Item: Noor-Eesti, Tartu, 1928. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Estonian language. Octavo 15 x 20 cm. Weight 690 gr. Wrappers, 667 [1] pp. The book is in Very Good condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Frayed cover edges with multiple creases, occasional minor tears along bottom edge of the cover, a small piece is missing from the bottom end of the spine, reading creases on the spine and small horizontal creases along the spine, soft vertical and diagonal crease on the back cover; internally quite in fine condition. Writer's leftist novel "The Red Wind" published on the threshold of a 50 year anniversary portrays the class struggle, but the sharp social criticism here became less noticeable. In the current work it seems writer have regained faith in people and began to find positive aspects on every side, regardless of which layer a person belongs to or what his truth is. The novel depicts upheavals in people's lives of small Estonian village since beginning of The Estonian War of Independence in 1917 until the end of Civil War in 1920. The War broke out and changed idyllic life of the villagers. Protagonist is hesitating between two opposing camps - Reds and Whites. But belief in justice helps him to overcome difficult times. Mait Metsanurk (1879-1957) was an Estonian writer who led the neo-realist school of Estonian literature. He reached literary breakthrough in 1908 with realistic descriptions of the Estonian town and country life of that time. In particular, the social contradictions and tensions are processed in his work. Metsanurk became one of the most prolific and popular writer and playwright of his era. Together with Anton Hansen Tammsaare, he is considered one of the most outstanding representatives of the Estonian realism in the interwar period. Book's striking avant-garde cover design created by oustanding Estonian artist Mart Laarman (1896-1979), who was mostly known as a developer of cubism and constructivism in the national art. He mastered oil painting and book graphics. His design of the books was quite modern at that time. Seller Inventory # 91

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Viimne päev : Novellid (The Last Day: Mait Metsanurk /

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Published by Eesti Kirjanikkude Liit (Union of Estonian Writers), Tallinn (1927)

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About this Item: Eesti Kirjanikkude Liit (Union of Estonian Writers), Tallinn, 1927. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Estonian language. Octavo 13 x 20 cm. Weight 240 gr. Wrappers, 180 [3] pp. The book is in Near Fine condition without any losses, damages and remarks. Slightly frayed cover corners and edges, back cover shows some soiling, some light dumpstains on back side of front cover; internally fine condition. "Viimne päev" novels collection focused on themes of social life - oppressed and dominating social classes. Author feels painfully these contradictions, there capital is the ruler, and working class dies of exhausting labour and poverty. Misery, woe, trouble destroy people bodies and souls, but God will justify it. Author's sympathies are with sufferers, but he did not propose the ways to overcome the difficulties, only brings the attention to the life injustice. Metsanurk narrative is not entirely realistic, but largely expressive. In particular, situation is presented too much in dark colors. Mait Metsanurk (1879-1957) was an Estonian writer who led the neo-realist school of Estonian literature. He reached his literary breakthrough in 1908 with realistic portrayal of Estonian town and country living at the time. In particular, the social contradictions and tensions were used in his work. Mait Metsanurk became one of the most prolific and popular writer and playwright of his era. Book's remarkable avant-garde cover design by famous Estonian artist Mart Laarman (1896-1979). He belonged to the core of the Estonian Artists Group (Eesti Kuntsnikkute Ryhm), which was established in late 1923 in Tartu. The aim of the Group was Constructivism and Cubism enlightenment and propaganda. Later Laarman became the leader of the Group. The artists of the Group, turned a new page in book design and Laarman was one of the best of them. He became the most persistent follower of the constructivist movement and one of the most important Estonian modernist artist. Seller Inventory # 1

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