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  • LIFE SENTENCE: Selected Poems. by Cassian, Nina. William Jay Smith. editor.
    Cassian, Nina. William Jay Smith. editor.
    LIFE SENTENCE: Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book to be published in English by this award-winning Romanian poet, now living in exile after her works were banned in Romania, and a friend was tortured and killed there. Edited and with an Introduction by William Jay Smith. A Romanian poetess. The translators include Barbara Howes, Carolyn Kizer, Stanley Kunitz, Naomi Lazard, Dana Gioia, Christopher Hewitt, Richard Wilbur and more. xxiv, 129 pp. ISBN: 0-393027864.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84575
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  • INCOGNITO. by Dumitriu, Petru.
    Dumitriu, Petru.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1964) dj. Hardcover - An epic novel by this Rumanian author (who escaped from that country in 1960) A book which "begins with a prewar summer's idyll on the Danube, and then moves into all the cruelty and horror of World War II and the vicious statism of postwar Communist Rumania." Translated from the author's French version by Norman Denny. 471 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (2 short closed tears to the upper edge of the dj, some toning, original price of $5.95 still present on dj flap)

    Book ID: 80416
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  • Ionesco, Eugene.
    HUGOLIAD: Or the Grotesque and Tragic Life of Victor Hugo

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Originally written when Ionesco was just 26 and published in a Rumanian literary journal of the 1930s, this "anti-biography" "drips with sarcasm" as he paints Hugo as "a very unromantic charlatan, an intellectual lightweight who rose to success thanks to ruthless tactics." Includes a postscript, notes, and a chronology of Ionesco and Romania. 126 pp. ISBN: 0-394560922.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86696
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  • Jagendorf, Siegfried (introduction and commentary by Aron Hirt-Manheimer.)
    JAGENDORF'S FOUNDRY: A Memoir of the Romanian Holocaust, 1941-1944.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author, then a 56 year old engineer, was among the Romanian Jews deported to the German-occupied Soviet territory of Moghilev. He set up a small task force to repair the city's iron-works (The Foundry), and then continued to devise new projects to keep the spared workers alive - eventually saving 15,000 lives. Written by Jagendorf before his death in the United States in 1970, but never published, this account is interspersed with commentaries with Hirt-Manheimer that expand and document this account. Photographs, sources, index. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-06-016106x.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear to front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 37444
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