[In Yiddish:] Khalyastre (Chaliastre) 1. Ershter Almanach. [Gang. No. 1. First Almanach.]. Marc Chagall, Peretz Markish, Israel Joshua Singer.
[In Yiddish:] Khalyastre (Chaliastre) 1. Ershter Almanach. [Gang. No. 1. First Almanach.]
[In Yiddish:] Khalyastre (Chaliastre) 1. Ershter Almanach. [Gang. No. 1. First Almanach.]
[In Yiddish:] Khalyastre (Chaliastre) 1. Ershter Almanach. [Gang. No. 1. First Almanach.]
[In Yiddish:] Khalyastre (Chaliastre) 1. Ershter Almanach. [Gang. No. 1. First Almanach.]
Scarce Yiddish Avant-Garde Almanac, Inscribed by Markish

[In Yiddish:] Khalyastre (Chaliastre) 1. Ershter Almanach. [Gang. No. 1. First Almanach.]

Warsaw: Chaliastra, 1922. First edition. The first number of the almanac. Inscribed by Peretz Markish. In publisher’s illustrated wrappers, printed in red. 72 p. Illustrated throughout with several Chagall-reproductions. Cover artistically restored. In fine condition.

The first almanac of the “Khalyastre”, the Polish-Yiddish, expressionist, futurist “Gang”, illustrated by Marc Chagall and Yitskhok Broyner (Vincent Brauner). The cover and the publisher’s logo was designed by Ze’ev Weintraub. Inscribed by Peretz Markish.

“Di Khalyastre” (The Gang) was one of the major Yiddish avant-garde movements in Poland, active between 1920 and 1924. Their aim was to merge the modern secular Jewish culture with the avant-garde, expressionist, futurist movements, to construct a new lay culture in Yiddish.

The “Gang” origins from the very first and highly influential Polish-Yiddish avant-garde movement, the Yung-Yidish (Ing-iIdisz). The name derives from one of Moyshe Broderzon’s poems, who was the co-founder of the Yung-Yidish and the poem, that projects the mindset, expressionistic style, and radical poetics of the movement, was originally published in their magazine.

“Di Khalyastre” was led by Peretz Markish, the revolutionary, expressionist Yiddish poet. This, the first almanac of the “Gang”, was co-edited by him and Israel Joshua Singer and it was published in Warsaw, in 1922 (second and last in Paris, 1924). Illustrated with four works by Chagall (two recurring for David Hofstein's poem), and one by Yitskhok Broyner (Wincenty Brauner;1887–1944) who was also among the founders of Yung-Yidish. The almanac contains a photographic reproduction of Joseph Chaikov’s work accompanies his article “Sculpture”, and poems by Moshe Broderzon, Uri Zvi Greenberg, Peretz Markish, Melech Ravitch and others.

Scarce and important publication of Yiddish avant-garde.

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Price: €5,000.00