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13 (Parnasas parodijose) : Nuo Maironies iki manes [13 (Parnassus Parodies) : From Maironis to Me]
Naujas žodis, Kaune (“New Word” Publishing Company, Kaunas) 1929 - Lithuanian language. Octavo 12 x 18 cm. Weight 45 gr. Wrappers, 42 [6] pp. The book in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses and remarks. Little frayed cover edges, creaser across the bottom right corner of front cover, light brown round damp stain on the back cover; internally perfect condition. Amazing avant-garde photomontage cover design in black, red and white by R. Vosylius. Present book is author’s second collection of satirical poems after “3 Granadieriai” (Three Grenadiers), which parodies the symbolists and romantics. In “13” he deepens and refines the same direction and revals himself as a striking master of parody and satire, where masterfully modeled not only choosen characters, but also rhythms, sounds, writing style by using hyberloles in the type of comic grimaces. “13” is the greatest author’s quest to expose ritualized cultural authority. The book’s name is given because of 13 poets, whom each verse is parodying. This list represents a Parnassus of modern Lithuanian literature, most prominent representatives of different movements: romantists - Maironis and Faustas Kirsa; symbolists Liudas Gira, Balys Sruoga, Petras Vaiciunas, Vincas Mykolaitis and Jouzas Zlabys-Zenge; members of avant-garde group Keturi vejai (Four Winds) and author’s like-minded colleagues: Kazys Binkis, Salys Semerys, Juozas Tysliava, Antanas Rimydis and Teofilis Tilvytis himself. Teofilis Tilvytis (1904-1969) famous Lithuanian and Soviet poet, translator. He first published his works in 1923. Early writings were mostly satirical genre. From 1924 to 1928 was a very important figure of cult avant-garde literary movement Keturi vejai (Four Winds). In the Soviet period Tilvytis mainly wrote lyric and epic poems providing socialist realism. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and varioud medals. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Baltic Bouquiniste]
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