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"Lider", Rajzel Żychlińsky's First Volume of Poetry – Warsaw, 1936 – Numbered Copy, Inscribed by Żychlińsky – Cover ...

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"Lider", Rajzel Żychlińsky's First Volume of Poetry – Warsaw, 1936 – Numbered Copy, Inscribed by Żychlińsky – Cover Design by Jankel Adler
Lider [Poems], by Rajzel Żychlińsky. Introduction by Itzik Manger. Warsaw: Biblioteka Zyd. P.E.N.- Klub, 1936. Yiddish. Limited edition. Cover design by Jankel Adler.
Rajzel Żychlińsky's first volume of poetry. Copy no. 12 from an edition of 300 copies. On the title page, an autograph inscription by Żychlińsky, in Yiddish, presumably to the Yiddish poet Joseph Papiernikov (Warsaw, 13.7.1936).
Cover design by the Polish-Jewish painter and printmaker Jankel Adler (1895-1949). At the beginning of the book is a plate with a reproduction of a work by Adler (titled "dreaming woman" [Yiddish] and dated 1925 on the tissue guard).
Rajzel Żychlińsky (1910-2001), a Yiddish poet, born in Poland. Her first poems were published during the late 1920s in the Yiddish newspaper Folkstsaytung in Warsaw. Her first two volumes of poetry, "Lider" and "Der Regen Singt" were published during the 1930s. With the outbreak of World War II, she escaped to the Soviet Union. The members of her family who remained in Poland perished in the Holocaust. In 1951, she immigrated to the USA, settling in New York. After the war, she continued writing in Yiddish, with many of her poems dealing with the destruction of European Jewry. In 1975, she was awarded the Itzik Manger Prize for outstanding contributions to Yiddish literature. Nonetheless, she did not gain fame, and her work is essentially unknown to this day.
[1], 44, [1] pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains, mostly on the first leaves. Stains and small tears to edges of cover and tears along the spine. The cover is detached from the book.

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