Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky

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From the time his first, futurist poems were published in 1912 until his suicide at the age of thirty-six, Vladimir Mayakovsky made theatrical appearances in his written work and perfected an iconoclastic voice James Schuyler called "the intimate yell." As the poet laureate of the Russian Revolution, Mayakovsky led a generation that staked everything on the notion that an artist could fuse a public and a private self. But by the time of Stalin's terror, the contradictions of the revolution caught up with him, and he ended ...

Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky 2008, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374281359

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