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"Mayakovsky's is one of the most compelling voices in twentieth-century Russian poetry. Born in 1893, he joined the Futurist movement in 1912 and soon established himself as one of Russia's major poets. In 1917, he rallied to the Russian Revolution and remained the indisputable leader of its artistic avant-garde until his suicide in 1930." -- City Lights...

Title : Listen!
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ISBN : 9780872862555
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Listen! Reviews

  • Norah Una Sumner
    2018-11-28 17:54

    ''The streets are too narrow for the joyful storm.Dressed up, the people disperse, enthralled.I ponder.Like blood clots, sticky and warm,My thoughts are slithering out of my skull.''Vladimir Mayakovsky,born in 1893 in a village in Georgia, which will bear his name after his death in 1930,enthusiastically accepted the October Revolution and put his poetic and artistic talent in its service.He was a part of the Futurist movement and one of its best representatives.As a person he was very rebellious and dynamic and as a poet he was an innovator,he brought explosive language, unusual vocabulary, new genres of poem,staircase verse into poetry.An extraordinary person.I simply adore his poetry and his way with words,his work is definitely a treasure for everyone who enjoys in excellent poetry.

  • George Deoso
    2018-12-07 13:12

    Too beautiful. Too short.

  • Xandri Fiori
    2018-11-12 14:05

    "Come all to me, / those who loom through silence, / who groan / because the nooses at noon are too tight, / I'll show to you / with words simple as mooing / our new souls / roaring like the arched wrought-iron posts. / I'll only touch your foreheads with my fingers, / and you'll grow lips / for enormous kisses / and a tongue / native to all peoples. / And leaning upon my limping soul, / I'll stagger off towards my throne / with the holes of stars along its tatty dome."

  • Карина
    2018-11-11 11:55

    Послушайте!Ведь, если звезды зажигают -значит - это кому-нибудь нужно?Значит - кто-то хочет, чтобы они были?Значит - кто-то называет эти плевочкижемчужиной?(stylistic remark: allusion "Le Petit Prince")******Послушайте!Ведь, если звездызажигают -значит - это кому-нибудь нужно?Значит - это необходимо,чтобы каждый вечернад крышамизагоралась хоть одна звезда?! ---Если бы я былМаленький,как океан, -на цыпочки волн встал,приливом ласкался к луне бы.Где любимую найти мне,Такую, как и я?Такая не уместилась бы в крохотное небо!

  • Margot Note
    2018-11-20 20:06

    From Epilogue: "Sometimes I think/I am a Dutch cock/or/indeed/a Pskov king,/but--/all things considered--/I prefer my own name/Vladimir Mayakovsky."From The Backbone-Flute Prologue: "To all of you--/those I liked or like--/cherished as icons in the cave of my soul,/solemnly, I raise a goblet of wine/the skull filled with my poetry."

  • Rebecca
    2018-12-03 19:02

    The introduction is completely right--this is amazing in light of the stuff Mayakovsky is famous for. Long, sweeping epics are great, but this little word-nuggets are like the Picassos of poetry. They're stripped down, contorted, dissonant, and lovely.

  • Alexbillet
    2018-12-05 18:58

    Among the many raison d'etres of Futurism was their desire to encapsulate the essence of a life that was becoming more and more industrialized, fast-paced and dynamic. Mayakovsky's poetry, perhaps better than any other Futurist artist or poet, managed to capture that feel.

  • Wendy
    2018-11-20 15:17

    uh, wow beautiful words. an amazing choice for the pocket poets series. poetry - written b/t 1913-1918 in russia. small gathering of poems with such power, and read beautifully in their english translation. the poem "mayakovsky" owns it.

  • Sarah M
    2018-12-07 17:16

    Eh, wasn't that impressed. Although they are only his early poems, I found the vast majority to be quite dull. The one poem I liked was 'Prologue' from The Backbone Flute', but other than that, I was underwhelmed.

  • Dewey
    2018-11-20 12:02

    All of it is excellent! Only loses a star because it's too short. But excellent choice by Ferlinghetti and the other guys at City Lights.

  • Quirkyreader
    2018-12-01 18:58

    I received this as a Christmas gift. At the time when I received it, I thought it was super cool.