Vom jüngsten Tag. Ein Almanach neuer Dichtung. Zweite veränderte Ausgabe.

Leipzig, Kurt Wolff, 1917.

8vo, pp. 271, with 16 full-page black-and-white illustrations of paintings by Oskar Kokoschka and sculptures by Bernhard Hoetger; some browning, but generally in very good condition in the original printed wrappers, lightly discoloured at edges.


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Second, revised edition of this collective publication of the younger generation of German writers Wolff had assembled under the rubric of Der jüngste Tag. In addition to Kafka’s parable ‘Vor dem Gesetz’ (which appears unaltered from its appearance in the first edition of the almanac in 1916), it includes a work by Heinrich Mann which had not appeared in the first edition, and new material by Walter Hasenclever, Johannes Becher, Max Brod, Else Lasker-Schüler, Rene Schickele and Franz Werfel.

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