ETKIND EFIM (1918-1999), AUTOGRAPH 323 epigrammy. [323 Epigrams]. Paris: Syntax, 1988.

Lot 827
174 p.; 15x10.5 cm. In the publisher's illustrated cover. Artists A. and M. Gran, S. Esayan. Layout by A. Khvostenko. In very good condition. Author's autograph on the first blank page: 'Dear Michel Okutur with love E. Etkind April 9, 88 La Défense'. Michel Okutur (1933-2017) was a French historian and translator of Russian literature. Efim Etkind collected 'flying genre' epigrams for over 25 years, both authored and anonymous. In this edition, they are grouped into sections: metaphysical epigrams, frivolous epigrams; literary life of the 1920s, formalists and their struggle; literary life of the 1930s; campaign against cosmopolitans; literary life of the 'Thaw' period, etc. Preface and notes by E. Etkind