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Velimir Khlebnikov : A Critical Study - Raymond Cooke

Velimir Khlebnikov

A Critical Study

Hardcover Published: 3rd September 1987
ISBN: 9780521326704
Number Of Pages: 256

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Khlebnikov is becoming recognized as one of the major Russian poets of the twentieth century, having for years been dismissed as a purveyor of unintelligible verbal trickery. This is the first book in English to provide a broad survey of his work. Dr Cooke's aim is to be both informative and interpretative by mapping out the contours of Khlebnikov's still largely uncharted poetic world. He highlights the complex relations between the poet and his public, draws attention to Khlebnikov's preoccupation with the meaning as well as the poetry of language, points to the significance of images of war and conflict in his work, and shows how the figure of the poet-warrior can metamorphose into the poet-prophet. There is also an examination of the vexed problem of Khlebnikov's attitudes towards his manuscripts and his concept of the book.

Note on transliteration, abbreviations and text
Biography, discourse
The tower of the crowds
The tower of the word
From warrior to prophet - the siege of the tower of time
The single book
Selected bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521326704
ISBN-10: 0521326702
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd September 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48