Item #225 Zemlia [The Land]. Ielysei Karpenko.

Zemlia [The Land]

Vienna: Vyd-vo Teatr, 1921. Original illustrated wrappers. Good. Item #225

Octavo (14.8 x 21.9 cm). 61 pages. Text in Ukrainian. Light soiling, toning and foxing to wrappers; rust to staples.

Ielysei Karpenko - a Ukrainian writer, actor, theatrical figure in the USA - playwright, director. He wrote more many plays, but Zemlia [The Land] was the most popular, embodying the peasant's eternal desire for land and freedom. A mythological image of the land as a universal embodiment of motherhood and protection, as well as cruel all-consuming force that requires sacrifice from a person.

OCLC shows fifteen copies, as of April 2020.


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