STRANGE BIRD. Albatross Press, Michele K. Troy.


The Albatross Press and the Third Reich. Pp. xvi+424(last blank), text and headpiece illustrations, notes, selected bibliography, index; med. 8vo; red papered boards, spine lettered in black; dust wrapper, tiny split at foot of backstrip; book label of David Levine, Sydney, on upper pastedown, tiny ink stain to fore-edge of a couple of leaves; Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017. First edition. 'The Albatross Press was, form its beginnings in 1932, a "strange bird": a cultural outside to the Third Reich but an economic insider.... A precursor to Penguin, it distributed both middlebrow fiction and words by edgier modernist authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway to eager continental readers. Yet Albatross printed and sold its paperbacks in English from the heart of Hitler's Reich' [wrapper blurb]. Item #163161

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