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The first English language translation of one of the great poets of Russian Futurism.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Green Integer
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Probably my favorite of the Russian futurist poets, lumped in with Mayakovsky as fathers of the Zaum poetry movement, where words were undermined for their meaning, relying instead upon their sound for poetic resonance. This was the first book I bought on the subject (swayed by the compact style and aesthetic of the actual text) and it opened me up to this group of writers who were marginalized by the oppressive Communist government during their lifetimes. Many 20th century Russian writers had s ...more
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A well-known poet of the Russian "Silver Age", was perhaps the most radical poet of Russian Futurism, a movement that included Vladimir Mayakovsky, David Burliuk and others. Together with Velimir Khlebnikov, Kruchenykh is considered the inventor of zaum. Kruchenykh wrote the libretto for the Futurist opera Victory Over the Sun, with sets provided by Kazimir Malevich. He married Olga Rozanova, an a ...more
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