Warsaw: B. Kleckin, 1929. First Yiddish edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 241pp. Original illustrated beige cloth with black and red lettering on cover, black on spine. Dark brown endpapers. Duotone frontispiece portrait. Rare first edition of the Yiddish translation of the acclaimed novel from the original German, by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Novel on the subject of soldiers' difficulties to reintegrate into normal life after having experienced extreme combat situations. Adapted for the screen by Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews and C. Gardner Sullivan. The film was directed by Lewis Milestone, nominated in three categories, cinematography, best writing achievement, and was awarded the Oscar for best film for producer Carl Laemmle Jr. in 1930. Other adaptations were commissioned for television, radio, music, and theater. Text in Yiddish. Binding with light wear along edges, minor bumps at corners and spine, small chips and minor fraying at head and tail of moderately darkened spine and rubbed. Free front endpaper and title page separated but present with small chips along edges. Chipped from thumbing at middle of foredge through page 32 of sunned block. Starting at back endpapers. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in fair condition. fair to g-. Item #38691
Yiddish title: אויפן מערב־פראנט קיין נייעס.