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Dreiser Looks At Russia.
DREISER, Theodore.

Dreiser Looks At Russia.

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Published: New York Horace Liveright, 1928

Stock Code: 107449

OR On display in 100 Fulham Road


First edition, first printing. "Dreiser's fights for freedom of expression found new outlets in the last two decades of his life. Although he had always prided himself on being "radically American," he had in the past championed the rights of socialists, anarchists, and other radical groups who criticized American capitalist values. In 1927 he visited Russia at the invitation of the Soviet government for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution. He accepted on condition that he be allowed to extend his stay and tour the Soviet Union to see what he called the "real, unofficial Russia." He arrived as an American "individualist," eager to question the reality of an ostensibly humane economy that claimed to have abolished social hierarchies. He left far from convinced of the new experiment, but when he returned to America in 1928 to find the first breadlines since 1910, he was outraged and began to compare the efforts of the Russians with what he felt was the neglect of American capitalists" (American National Biography).

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Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt with publisher's device in blind, titles to front board gilt with yurt vignette gilt on red ground, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket.


Title page printed in red and black, wood-engraved vignette chapter headings.


Edges toned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket sunned and slightly nicked on spine to no loss and with a short closed tear to head of front panel.


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