Romantika autobusa : dzeju cikls (Romantic of the Bus : Cycle of Poems)
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Near Fine condition; book cover shows minor foxing and very slight soiling to the spine edge; internally few occasional foxing spots. Current book can be considered as one of the best examples of leftist Avant-Garde in Latvia..
Near Fine condition; book cover shows minor foxing and very slight soiling to the spine edge; internally few occasional foxing spots.
Current book can be considered as one of the best examples of leftist Avant-Garde in Latvian literature. Author's third cycle of poems was published in 1930, while he was close to the leftist "Trauksme" (Alarm) group of young poets influenced by Futurism and Constructivism. Members of the group were focused on the aspects of contemporary urban life and social contradictions, and current book of poems became a remarkable example of this movement. In order to reveal a new reality author, using the sharp contrasts of expressionism, depicted the city in his verses. He turned to suburbs and port areas, factories and working-class dwellings, favourite images were the beggars and the poor. In the poems dominates sad and pessimistic mood, skepticism and bravado, motives of loneliness and human alienation.
Pavils Vilips (1901-1979) social-democratic Latvian poet, essayist and translator, collaborated with leading periodical editions, published about 15 poetry collections, also plays and prose writings.
Book's cover is an amazing example of Constructivism created by Latvian and Soviet Avant-Garde graphic artist, devoted Communist Ernest Kalis (1904-1939), who is best known for avant-garde book and periodic designs, and producing of political posters. Was a Member of the Presidency of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. Participated in the revolutionary movement, and was repressed in 1937.
|Title||Romantika autobusa : dzeju cikls|
|Artist||Ernest (Eriks) Kalis|
|Octavo||16 x 11 cm|
|No. of pages||Wrappers, 48,  pp|