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Fadeev, Aleksandur

Published by Sofia: Knigo-Lotos (1948)


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From: ZH BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA (Fremont, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Sofia: Knigo-Lotos, 1948. Softcover. 0 (illustrator). Presumed first Bulgarian edition (OCLC lists only a 1970 edition); 5 1/2 x 8; pp. [3], 8-189, [3]; blue pictorial wraps; age-toning and some creasing along margins of covers; small cuts and rubbed spots to tips of spine; front hinge a bit weak; handwritten note to last page; portrait frontis; illustrated with beautiful woodcuts; overall good to very good.An unrecorded edition of Alexandr Fadeev's "Defeat" (translated into English alternately as "The Nineteen" or "The Rout") which brought the author his fame and recognition. Fadeev was an author, co-founder of The Union of Soviet Writers, and its chairman from 1946 to 1954. He was part of the guerrilla movement against the White Army during the Russian Civil War and was later proclaimed by Stalin "the greatest humanist the world has ever known." Fadeev began writing "Defeat," in which he vividly described the young guerrilla fighters, in 1925 and it was first published in 1927. 2. Seller Inventory # 000913

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