Poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky

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25027 MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir;
POEMS.
Progress Publishers,Moscow,1976

Second Printing.8vo.pp.304.Very Good yellow cloth hardcover,lettered in red, in Very Good protected dust wrapper.

Vladimir Mayakovsky was a Russian Soviet poet and playwright.  At age 15, he joined the Social Democratic Labour Party, and was jailed several times . He began writing poetry in solitary confinement. In 1910, he attended the Moscow Art School, where he met the poet David Burliuk and became a leader and prominent figure of the Russian Futurist movement.

Mayakovsky authored important poems such as A Cloud in Trousers (1915), Backbone Flute (1916), 150 000 000 (1921), Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1924), and All Right! (1927). Mayakovsky’s support of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Communist Party was reflected in the poems “Ode to Revolution” (1918) and “Left March” (1919), the play Mystery-Bouffe(1921), and the cartoons and posters he created through a partnership with the Russian Telegraph Agency. During this time, his poems became widely popular and made him a spokesman of the Soviet nation.

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