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Jääpeili : runoja (Ice Mirror : Poetry)
Otava, Helsingissä 1928 - Finnish language. Octavo 13 x 19 cm. Weight 80 gr. Wrappers, 65 [2] pp. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Slightly frayed cover corners and bottom edge of the cover, soft book-lenght vertical creaser on the front cover, back cover shows light soiling; internally perfect condition. Superior avant-garde constructivist cover design by Topi Vikstedt (1891-1930), the most prominent Finnish book illustrator in the 1920s. Aaro Hellaakoski (1893 –1952) was a Finnish poet whose work includes some of the earliest examples of modernism in Finnish literature. Present verse collection is considered as the forerunner and masterpiece of Finnish literary modernism. It is notable especially for its experimental typography, there are used different typefaces. The mixing of historical typographic styles can thus be interpreted as an acknowledgement that there is no present without the past and no modernity without a tradition. Besides visual experiments author's collection includes rhythmic experimentations. Traditional and brilliant use of rhyme as well as avant-garde and fairytale all mix in Hellaakoski's philosophical, existentional poetry. Both the symbolism-influenced, post-romantic, already automated poetic style of the beginning of the 20th century and the classicising current that developed in response to it, typographic experimentations, concrete poems, in which the visual form and linguistic meaning work together, are made the collection still standing the test of the time. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Baltic Bouquiniste]
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