The Bedbug and Selected Poetry

Paperback | October 22, 1975

byVladimir MayakovskyEditorPatricia Blake

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This selection of Mayakovsky's work covers his entire career-from the earliest pre-revolutionary lyrics to a poem found in a notebook after his suicide. Splendid translations of the poems, with the Russian on a facing page, and a fresh, colloquial version of Mayakovsky's dramatic masterpiece, The Bedbug.

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This selection of Mayakovsky's work covers his entire career-from the earliest pre-revolutionary lyrics to a poem found in a notebook after his suicide. Splendid translations of the poems, with the Russian on a facing page, and a fresh, colloquial version of Mayakovsky's dramatic masterpiece, The Bedbug.

Mayakovsky was one of Russia's most important avant-garde poets. A member of the Futurist group of painters and poets in the century's second decade, he became noted for his flamboyant public appearances, aesthetic iconoclasm, and very real verbal brilliance. Early involvement with the Bolsheviks in 1908 was followed years later by end...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.93 inPublished:October 22, 1975Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253201896

ISBN - 13:9780253201898

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Patricia Blake

Selected Poetry

I
The Cloud in Trousers
The Backbone Flute
To His Beloved Self, the Author Dedicates These Lines
An Extraordinary Adventure
Order No. 2 to the Army of the Arts
I Love
Brooklyn Bridge
Back Home!
Conversation with a Tax Collector about Poetry
Letter from Paris to Comrade Kostrov on the Nature of Love
At the Top of my Voice
Past One O'Clock...

The Bedbug

Notes