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Gerasimov, M.
RARE PROVINCIAL EDITION] Zheleznyye tsvety. Stikhi [i.e. Iron Flowers. Verses]
Samara: Tsentropechat', 1919. 96 pp. 18x11 cm. In original illustrated publisher's wrappers. Tears and foxing of the wrappers, label and written number on the front wrapper, some toning, otherwise good/very good. First edition. Scarce. An extremely rare provincial edition with remarkable avant-garde design by Georgy Ryazhskiy (1895-1952). Mikhail Gerasimov (1889-1939) went down in the history of Soviet literature as one of the leading proletarian poets of 20th century Russia. In the 1890s, while working in a variety of railroad jobs, Gerasimov joined the Samara railway technical school, allowing him to become a railway technician after graduation. At around the same time, Mikhail stepped into political activity and faced imprisonment for his involvement in the 1905 Revolution. Following his release, Gerasimov resumed political agitation and fled the country in 1907. In Europe, Mikhail joined Anatoly Lunacharsky's Circle of Proletarian Literature and began to publish his work in socialist periodicals, including Prosveshchenie [i.e. Enlightenment] where his first poems appeared in 1913. After being deported to Russia under the claims of anti-war agitation in 1915, Gerasimov returned to his hometown of Samara, focused on the literary career and became one of the leaders of the proletarian movement. In 1919, Mikhail moved to Moscow and joined the staff of the literary department of Anatoly Lunacharsky's People's Commissariat of Enlightenment. Discontented with the work of Proletkult, Gerasimov founded a group of proletarian poets Kuznitsa [i.e. Smithy] (1919), which counted ove … [Click Below for Full Description]
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