Chort i rechetvortsy (The Devil and the Speechmakers)
Within original illustrated wrappers with a lithograph by Rozanova.This polemical work by Kruchenykh deals with the preoccupations of Russian writers with the theme of the devil and demons and how Russian literature has been saved by Futurism. Kruchenykh, perhaps unsurprisingly, cites his own works ('Half Alive' and 'A Game in Hell') as examples of the correct approach to any treatment of the devil and demons in literature. The cover lithograph by Rozanova is a particularly gruesome image of a demon/devil with sharp teeth biting off the head of an infant. Some wear to the wrappers but overall a very nice copy of a book with a striking lithograph by Rozanova.