Vladimir Maiakovsky

(2184 words)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Maiakovsky was – along, many would say, with Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922) – the leading Futurist poet in Russia over the last half-dozen years before the Revolution. Subsequently he became Soviet Russia's outstanding poetic advocate – up until his sudden suicide, at the age of thirty-six, in April 1930.

Futurism [see entry] was the principal avant-garde poetic movement in Russia, established there towards the end of the first decade of the twentieth century (analogously to Italian Futurism) in reaction to the lyrical and idealist “excesses” of Russian Symbolism. Iconoclastic in mood and intent, Futurism deprecated the “…

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Cornwell, Neil. "Vladimir Maiakovsky". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 May 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3012, accessed 30 June 2015.]

Articles on Mayakovsky's works

  1. Moe otkrytie Ameriki [My Discovery of America]

Related Groups

  1. Experiment and Avant-Gardes