Backbone Flute: Selected Poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky by Vladimir Mayakovsky

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By Vladimir Mayakovsky

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Vladimir Mayakovsky (July 19, 1893 - April 14, 1930) is among the so much famous and celebrated poets of the Russian canon. one of many leaders of the Russian Futurism circulate, which sought to catch the sweetness of the fast moving glossy global and renounced the static artwork of the previous, Mayakovsky thoroughly bent the bounds of language and brought a wholly varied form of poetry. His abnormal line-breaks, his use of inner rhyme, his keep an eye on of meter and his feel of rhythm mixed jointly to shape his specific sort. His imagery is overflowing with allusions, metaphors and hyperboles. His significant works, "A Cloud in Trousers," "Backbone Flute," and "I Love," sparkle with wit, knowledge and originality. This caliber of his paintings is what additionally makes it enormously tough to translate. during this dual-language number of Mayakovsky's poetry, Andrey Kneller makes an attempt to catch not just the final that means, but in addition the lyrical caliber of the poetry that makes Mayakovsky a very targeted writer.

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