Vladimir Mayakovsky, Moe otkrytie Ameriki [My Discovery of America]

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As a leading “Russian Futurist”, Vladimir Maiakovsky had, as a matter of course, been fundamentally drawn to the new, rather than the old. This disposition presupposed a commitment to the iconoclastic avant-garde in artistic forms, to scientific and technological advance, and to a new ideological and political system. Maiakovsky found all of these, and vigorously promoted them, over the first up-beat years of the post-October Bolshevik Soviet State. The artistic, and especially the technological, elements had long been associated, however, with America – the land of dynamic development and untrammelled capitalism. In 1925, he was to observe for himself in America “the futurism of naked technology” (My Discovery, p. 102).

An early brief article by Maiakovsky, in which he claimed

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Citation: Cornwell, Neil. "Moe otkrytie Ameriki". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 September 2005 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=16118, accessed 07 December 2023.]

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