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Living and Partly Living

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First edition 1967. Mauve hard covers with gilt titles on the spine. Foxing on top and fore edges. Owner name in top right corner of first free endpaper. Binding is tight, text is clean and unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket has tanned spine and edges. general very light edge wear but one 2cm tear on the top front edge near the spine. The diary kept by one of Czechoslovakia's best known writers during the first year of a six-year sentence, a victim of the wave of arbitrary mass arrests which took place in eastern Europe under Stalin a few years after World War II. This first year was served in a coal mine and the diary was smuggled out piecemeal by a friendly miner. It is a shocking but nonetheless humorous record of the world in which he found himself. The picture he gives is of humanity reduced to its elements through deprivation and suffering, but he retained his belief that life can be a source of joy and inextinguishable interest. This saved him from bitterness and self-pity and helped to preserve his human dignity.

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Added value:
First edition of scarce book in very good condition
Author(s):
Mucha, Jiri
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1967
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Hogarth Press

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First edition 1967. Mauve hard covers with gilt titles on the spine. Foxing on top and fore edges. Owner name in top right corner of first free endpaper. Binding is tight, text is clean and unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket has tanned spine and edges. general very light edge wear but one 2cm tear on the top front edge near the spine. The diary kept by one of Czechoslovakia's best known writers during the first year of a six-year sentence, a victim of the wave of arbitrary mass arrests which took place in eastern Europe under Stalin a few years after World War II. This first year was served in a coal mine and the diary was smuggled out piecemeal by a friendly miner. It is a shocking but nonetheless humorous record of the world in which he found himself. The picture he gives is of humanity reduced to its elements through deprivation and suffering, but he retained his belief that life can be a source of joy and inextinguishable interest. This saved him from bitterness and self-pity and helped to preserve his human dignity.

Added value:
First edition of scarce book in very good condition
Author(s):
Mucha, Jiri
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1967
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Hogarth Press

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