signed first edition
1987 · London
by Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
London: Marion Boyars Publishers, Ltd., 1987. First U.K. Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 220 x 140mm), ix,146 pages, in black cloth, gilt titles to spine, in an unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932-2017) on the title page. A collection of poems and prose. Foreword by Harrison E. Salisbury, who notes, "...Yevtusheno has embarked on a creative experiment--the combination of prose and poetry in what seems to me to be a new, attractive and enormously effective form. It gives strength and body to his poetics and it lends emotion and color to his prose. Here is an outrush of feeling as tumultuous as anything Yevtusheno has ever written." Translated by Antonia W. Bouis, Albert C. Todd, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko. U.K. and U.S. editions of this book were published in 1987. Signed copies of the U.K. edition, such as this one, are far more elusive than the U.S. edition. SCARCE SIGNED.
CONDITION: Gilt spine titles bright and unfaded, pages moderately toned. Dust jacket slightly soiled and rubbed, spine sunned. Large old price label to verso of front flap, with outline of label visible on recto. A Very Good copy. (Inventory #: 1973)