Item #513 [Lifetime edition] Povest o dvukh zveryakh: Ikhnelat (A Tale of Two Beasts: Ikhnelat). Aleksey Mikhailovich Remizov.
[Lifetime edition] Povest o dvukh zveryakh: Ikhnelat (A Tale of Two Beasts: Ikhnelat)

[Lifetime edition] Povest o dvukh zveryakh: Ikhnelat (A Tale of Two Beasts: Ikhnelat)

Paris: Opleshnik, 1950. Original decorated wrappers. Item #513

Book measures: 19 x 14 cm. 60, [2] pages: illustrations. Text in Russian. One of 300 copies, of which 100 are numbered. Our copy is without a number. Very good copy.

Founded in 1950 by a collective of Paris-based friends and enthusiasts of Remizov, the "Opleshnik" publishing house was established through the personal funding of three closely-knit families: the Reznikovs, Andreevs, and Sosinskys. This venture was initiated to support the publication of works by Remizov during his exile. The final eight books of Remizov's oeuvre, including this one, were issued by Opleshnik, with limited print runs varying from 100 to 300 copies each.

Aleksey Mikhailovich Remizov was a distinctive figure in Russian literature, known for his symbolic and innovative narrative style. Born in 1877, Remizov's works were deeply rooted in Russian folklore and the avant-garde movement of the early 20th century. His storytelling often blurred the lines between reality and fantasy, reflecting the complex socio-cultural transformations of his time. After the 1917 Revolution, he settled in Paris, where he continued to write, becoming a prominent voice among the Russian émigré community. Remizov's literary legacy is marked by a rich blend of the mystical and the earthly, capturing the essence of Russian spiritual life through his unique prose.

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