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An important collection of writings and memoirs on the Russian Futurist movement from one of America's pre-eminent linguists and literary theorists.Born in Moscow in 1896, Roman Jakobson brought an extraordinary rare poet's sensibility to his exploration of language. This volume, which fills a major gap in the literature of the Russian avant-garde, is a lively collection ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Marsilio Publishers (first published 1997)
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Roman Osipovich Jakobson was a Russian linguist, formalist, and literary theorist.

As a pioneer of the structural analysis of language, which became the dominant trend of twentieth-century linguistics, Jakobson was among the most influential linguists of the century. Influenced by the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, Jakobson developed, with Nikolai Trubetzkoy, techniques for the analysis of sound sy
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