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El Lissitzky, best known as an avant-garde artist, created this enchanting illustrated version of the Passover song "Had gadya" early in his career, while immersed in the Jewish cultural renaissance that flourished in Russia from roughly 1912 to the early 1920s. This edition offers not only a facsimile of Lissitzky's lively original, including the rarely seen wraparound cover, but also an introduction to its cultural and artistic contexts, sections on its imagery and polyglot vocabulary, a new English translation of the song from Lissitzky's Yiddish, and lyrics set to music. Introduction by Nancy Perloff.
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