Over the Last Limit: Resurrecting Vladimir Mayakovsky

Perloff, Marjorie
July 2008
Boston Review;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p45
Academic Journal
This article discusses poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and how he first began writing poetry on cigarette cartons and small slips of paper. In 1908 Mayakovsky took part in subversive political activities which landed him in prison for eleven months and then hour years later he helped to formulate the Futurist manifesto "A Slap in the Face of Public Taste." A poem was written "A Cloud in my Pants" at the time when Stalin was still a leader and within it was many different references to Stalins reforms. Mayakowsky days before his suicide in 1925 was said to have been a great supporter if Stalin and had many hopes that his reforms would occur and that things would be better because of it.


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