Item #231 V obiimakh davuna [In the arms of a snake]. Hordii Vuzol.

V obiimakh davuna [In the arms of a snake]

Buenos Aires: Vyd-vo, 1946. Original illustrated wrappers. Good. Item #231

Duodecimo (13.2 x 18 cm). 126 pages. Text in Ukrainian. A few nicks to spine; upper right corner lightly creased; inscription in red pen “A. Bogdan” to cover; inscription in pencil “Gift: Andrij Bohdan, October, 1969” to page five. 

The book documents Stalin's regime, its influence on Ukraine, showing people's struggle against despotic and immoral measures that lead to exile. The book was part of the remarkable Ukrainian print culture that emerged in South America in the 1940s. Over one million refugees could not be repatriated to their original countries and were left homeless as a result of fear of persecution. Thirty-three thousand Ukrainians settled in Argentina after the resettlement of Ukrainian DPs. 

OCLC shows twelve copies, as of June 2020.


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