Velimir Khlebnikov: A Critical Study by Raymond CookeVelimir Khlebnikov: A Critical Study by Raymond Cooke

Velimir Khlebnikov: A Critical Study

byRaymond Cooke

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Khlebnikov is now recognized as a major Russian poet of the twentieth century, having for years been dismissed as an unintelligible verbal trickster. Cooke provides the first broad study in English of Khlebnikov's writings. The book is both informative and interpretative, and maps the contours of Khlebnikov's still largely uncharted poetic world. This exploration highlights the complex relationship between the poet and his public, examines Khlebnikov's preoccupations with the meaning of language and images of war and conflict, and cites the transformation of a poet-warrior into the poet-prophet. Cooke also discusses the vexing question of Khlebnikov's attitude toward manuscripts and book concepts.
Title:Velimir Khlebnikov: A Critical StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521031737

ISBN - 13:9780521031738


Table of Contents

Preface; Note on transliteration, abbreviations and text; 1. Biography, discourse; 2. The tower of the crowds; 3. The tower of the word; 4. From warrior to prophet - the siege of the tower of time; 5. The single book; Postscript; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.