Маяковский Избранные произведения***
(Selected works) – In Russian language. By Vladimir Mayakovsky. Volume 1 only.
Mayakovsky became renowned as a prominent figure of the Russian Futurist movement, being among the signers of the Futurist manifesto, A Slap in the Face of Public Taste (1913), and writing such poems as “A Cloud in Trousers” (1915) and “Backbone Flute” (1916). Mayakovsky produced a large and diverse body of work during the course of his career: he wrote poems, wrote and directed plays, appeared in films, edited the art journal LEF, and created agitprop posters in support of the Communist Party during the Russian Civil War. Though Mayakovsky’s work regularly demonstrated ideological and patriotic support for the ideology of the Communist Party and a strong admiration of Vladimir Lenin, Mayakovsky’s relationship with the Soviet state was always complex and often tumultuous. Mayakovsky often found himself engaged in confrontation with the increasing involvement of the Soviet State in cultural censorship and the development of the State doctrine of Socialist realism. Works that contained criticism or satire of aspects of the Soviet system, such as the poem “Talking With the Taxman About Poetry” (1926), and the plays The Bedbug (1929) and The Bathhouse (1929), were met with scorn by the Soviet state and literary establishment.
Moscow, Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, 1953.
Dimensions: 20,5 x 13,5 cm
Binding: Original hardcover binding. Giltstamped front and spine cover. Cocked spine, slightly rubbed edges.
Condition: Title page wrinkled with 2,5 cm tear. Some signs of aging, clean reading copy.
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