Stolen Apples. Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Stolen Apples
Stolen Apples
Stolen Apples

Stolen Apples

Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Yevgeny Yevtushenko to Thomas Rain Crowe. "You talk to me of freedom? Empty question/ under umbrellas of bombs in the sky/ It's a disgrace to be free of your own age/ A hundred times more shameful than to be its slave." ("On the Question of Freedom, fourth stanza, translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with Anthony Kahn) A classic compendium of poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-2017), the great Russian poet. The poems here are translated into English by such distinguished, acclaimed American writers as James Dickey, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & John Updike. With translated introduction by the poet, translators' introduction by Anthony Kahn, appendix of the poems in original Russian, indexes of translators & first lines. This is the first softcover edition published the year after first hardcover edition. On shorter title page, Yevtushenko has hand-written & signed: "To Thomas/ with my/ deep appreciation/ of your/ dedication/ to poetry./ (signed) Yevtushenko 1996." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the esteemed & prolific American poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book Starting From San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). An essential collectible in the Yevtushenko canon, with very significant poet-to-poet association & provenance. In near-fine condition with moderate rubbing, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & esp. spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only a few tiny spots on inner covers, shorter title page (not effecting inscription); tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3532]

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