RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK S.MARSHAK LEBEDEV MISTER TWISTER SOVIET PROPAGANDA 1959
7th December 2016
Russian Children's Books Soviet propaganda children’s book “Mister Twister” Samuel Marshak, illustration by artist Vladimir Lebedev State PublisherChildren's LiteratureMinistry of Education of the RSFSR,Moscow, 1959. 36 pages, size 11” x 8” Circulation 100,000 copies. Samuel Marshak- Soviet writer, known for translating Shakepeare's sonnets and other English poetry, also wrote for children. Second in command of the Soviet Writer's Union, he wrote propagandizing stories such as Mister Twister. Mister Twister is an evil American capitalist who travels to the Soviet Union to amuse his bored and spoiled daughter. Upon entering the hotel at which they intend to stay, Mister Twister sees a black man and refuses to stay at an establishment that is not segregated. Extolling the equality of all people in the Soviet Union, the book follows his fruitless search to find a hotel he deems proper. Though a classic of Soviet children's literature, this work has not been published in English. Vladimir Vasilyevich Lebedev was a Soviet painter and graphic artist. He became famous for his exceptional illustrations of the poems of the prominent poet and translator Samuel Marshak. In 2012, his work was included in an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. You can read more about it here: http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artistid=12945 Buyer pays actual shipping cost. BUY MORE AND SAVE ON THE SHIPPING COST!
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