Utopias: Russian Modernist Texts 1905-1940 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

by Catriona Kelly, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Osip Mandelstam, Vladimir Nabokov, Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetaeva, Mikhail Bakhtin, Isaac Babel, Leon Baks, Sergei Einstein, Various

Russian Modernism began with the triumph of the symbolist style and survived until the Stalinist terror of the late1930s.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5
  • Published July 1st 2000 by Penguin Books
  • Original Title: Utopias: Russian Modernist Texts 1905-1940 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
  • ISBN: 0141180811 (ISBN13: 9780141180816)
  • Edition Language: English
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Russian Modernism began with the triumph of the symbolist style and survived until the Stalinist terror of the late 1930s. It was an age bristling with visions of glorious or terrifying futures, with manifestos for new artistic movements, and with furious feuds between them. Utopias brings together Mikhail Bakhtin’s celebrated analysis of “carnival culture”; reflections by painter and stage designer Leon Bakst and film director Sergei Einstein; and major texts by Isaac Babel and Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva, Vladimir Nabokov and Boris Pasternak; as well as many works by less well-known but equally talented figures. This richly illustrated collection offers an astonishing look at one of history’s most stimulating artistic eras.