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Pöörang : viies kogu luuletusi (The Turn : Fifth Collection of Poems)
Loodus, Tartu 1933 - Estonian language. Octavo 14 x 21 cm. Weight 110 gr. Wrappers, 79 pp. The Book is in Near Fine condition without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Slightly frayed cover corners, occasional light rubbing on the cover, damaged bottom edge of the spine; internally perfect. Author's inscription on the half-title: "Aleksander Antsonile sõpruses. Erni Hiir. 5.II.33." (To Aleksander Antson in friendship. Erni Hiir. 5.II.33). [Aleksander Antson was an Estonian expressionist and political writer]. In the current poetry collection consisting of five cycles "the turn" is emerging since the beginning and becomes clearly evident in the last cycle, showing right-wing expression, which has led to the distancing from the critical realism. "In my work I have tried to melt away from the realism, romanticism, classicism, and to ensure the mixture of truth-seeking, working life and the pathos." Hiir's poetry from this period descriptive, rhetoric, often with use of intentionally artificial language, influenced by the ideology of Estonian nationalism raised during the severest years of the economic crisis of 1930s, and disseminated by the authoritarian power of the time. Nationalist ideologies in the poetry are linked with the patriotic motives. According to critics, a former ultra-modernist and the most influential Estonian futurist poet, sometimes incisive in his experimentation with formal extremes, Erni Hiir (1900-1989) lost what poetry he had when he yielded to the style prescribed by the philosophy of "social demand”, tended to degenerate into mere anti-capitalistic propaganda. Book's cover design and five full-page chapter divider woodcuts are created by famous graphic artist Hando Mugasto (1907–1937). During the years 1924–1933 he studied at Pallas under Ado Vabbe, and in 1935–1937 worked as a graphic art tutor there. His first works (linocuts) of the early period were of cubism and impressionist style. Later he gained recognition for xylographs, book-plates, posters, still life's. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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