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Lot #    18452
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:02:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Morgensonne Morgenland: Schildereien
Author    [First Ed.] Roda Roda
City    Berlin
Publisher    Wegweiser=Verlag G.m.b.H.
Publication Date    1922
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 290 pp., illus., 108:83 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    Illustrations by Max Pretzfelder. Interestingly, the term Morgenland refers to the area where the sun rises (i.e. the East). This book is fairly rare, as WorldCat lists only two libraries worldwide that hold this title. It is part of a series entitled : Volksverband der Bücherfreunde. Sonderreihe,; v. 7, pt. 7;
   Alexander Roda Roda (Sándor Friedrich Ladislaus Rosenfeld; April 13, 1872–August 20, 1945) was an Austrian author and humorist. Born in Zdenci, Slavonia, he was the son of a Jewish landowner and of a non-Jewess. From 1892 Roda Roda was an officer in the Imperial Austrian army, but was dishonorably discharged ten years later because of his unacceptable opinions. He then became a journalist and, as a roving foreign correspondent, traveled through Western Europe, serving on the Austrian front during World War I. He worked in the U.S.S.R. and other countries until 1933, when he severed his connection with the German-language press, and in 1939 emigrated to the U.S., where he remained until his death. A prolific writer of comedies, satirical novels, and short stories, Roda Roda contributed to humorous magazines such as the Simplizissimus of Munich and was an outstanding exponent of the Viennese comic art. He excelled in lampooning the old Hapsburg Kaiserreich and is best remembered for Der Feldherrnhuegel (1910), a comedy about the Austrian officer caste written in collaboration with Carl Roessler which was suppressed by government censors. His other works include Der Schnaps, der Rauchtabak und die verfluchte Liebe (1908), a best-selling novel; the autobiographical Roda Rodas Roman (1925, 1950); Die Panduren (1935); and Die rote Weste (1945). He edited, in collaboration, a six-volume anthology of world humor (1910–11); and a collected edition of his works, in three volumes, appeared in 1932–34.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Literature
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica