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ESPERANTO-ESTONIAN POETRY: Elektitaj versajoj [Selected Poems]. Zoom

ESPERANTO-ESTONIAN POETRY: Elektitaj versajoj [Selected Poems].


A very rare copy of selected poems by an Estonian author Marie Under in Esperanto, bound in a decorative art-deco wrappers, was published in Tallinn in 1929.  

Author: Marie UNDER (1883-1980), Author; Hilda DRESEN, Translator.
Place and Year: Tallinn, Estonia: Eldono de Esperanto-Asocio de Estonio 1929.
Technique: 8°, 93 pp., [1] index, original tan wrappers with brown illustrated cover (Very Good, uncut example, wrappers slightly age-toned in margins, spine with small tears, old annotation on p. 1).
Code: 65480

Marie Under (1883 –1980) was one of the greatest Estonian poets, who was nominated for the Nobel prize in literature eight times. During WWII she escaped to Sweden, where she lived until her death in 1980.

Esperanto was forbidden during WWII by the Nazis, who considered it a language of the Bolsheviks and Jews. In Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler wrote the language could be used for an international Jewish conspiracy.

We could only trace six examples of the book in institutions worldwide.

References: OCLC 718081217 & 250037927.