Moszkva [Moscow] – Novel [by] Asch, Schalom
Translated by: Gergely, Janka.
Budapest, 1932. Káldor. 361  p. First, Hungarian edition.
Published in a restoration of half-leather binding. Made in 100 numbered copies with the signature of the world famous Polish-Jewish writer autograph. In our copy, the numbering location was left blank. Signed copy.
Sholem Asch (1880-1957) also written Schalom Asch, was a Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language who settled in the United States. Asch’s 1929–31 trilogy Farn Mabul (Before the Flood, translated as Three Cities) describes early 20th century Jewish life in St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Moscow. Asch was a celebrated writer in his own lifetime. In 1932 he was awarded the Polish Republic’s Polonia Restituta decoration and was elected honorary president of the Yiddish PEN Club.
His sons were Moszek Asz Moses “Moe” Asch ( 1905 – 1986), the founder and head of Folkways Records, and Natan Nathan Asch (1902 – 1964), also a writer. His great-grandson, David Mazower, is a writer, as well as a BBC Journalist.