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Avtograf Genrikh [pseudonym of Khudiakov, Genrikh Fedorovich] and George Reavey
Katsaveiki: vizual'nye ritm/into (stikhi) [Katsaveiki: visual rhythm/into (verse)]
[New York]: George Reavey (The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc.), 1968. Oblong octavo (14 × 20 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; [48] pp. Signed and inscribed to title: "Dorogoi Nine s bezotvetnost'iu v liubvi (samoi druzheskoi!), noiabr' 10, 1984, NYC (To Dear Nina, with unrequitedness in love (the most platonic kind!), November 10, 1984, NYC). Light soil to wrappers, else very good or better. Signed and inscribed facsimile edition of a unique samizdat album of visual poetry created by Genrikh Khudiakov (pen name Avtograf), an artist, poet, translator and member of the unofficial poetry scene first in Leningrad and later in Moscow in the 1960s and 1970s. Khudiakov (1930-2019) graduated from Leningrad State University with a degree in Slavic philology, specializing in Czech, and worked as a Czech translator in Moscow in one of the so-called "mailboxes," a classified institution known to the public only by the number of its mailbox. Khudiakov did not own a typewriter and seems to have typed some of his poetic experiments on one of the typewriters at work, presenting them in the apartment and studio gatherings of underground Moscow artists. Remembering those gatherings, Eduard Limonov writes: "I saw Genrikh Khudriakov for the first time in 1968. He read and 'showed' his poems in the apartment of one of the Moscow poets. There were about 20 people assembled. Ropes were strung from wall to wall of the room and Khudriakov's famous 'Katsaveiki' hung from them - sheets of paper about 30 x 40 cm, with a handful of words arranged in a special way graphically, making up visua … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bernett Penka Rare Books [United States]
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