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Vladimir Mayakovsky

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VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY (1893-1930) has always sparked a wide range of emotions and opinions. He was reviled by many for his support of the Bolshevik Revolution. Yet, by the end of the 1920s, the numbing effects of the system he had so welcomed eventually led to his suicide. For the next few years, his work was officially censored. Then, on Stalin's personal decision, Mayakovsky was transformed into the "greatest Soviet poet." This led later generations to perceive him as a shill for the communist regime. But even as early as the late 1950s, an alternative view of him developed – as a freespirited rebel – spurred by young poets who would gather at his monument in Moscow and demonstratively read his poetry.


Good and Bad Children

Russian Life: July/August 2017
For this issue's language insert, we look at a famous Mayakovsky poem on good and bad children. It's a bit, well, odd.
Authors: Vladimir Mayakovsky and Natalia Gogolitsyna

Vladimir Ilyich!

Chtenia: Winter 2017
A paean to the Soviet leader by the regime's most beloved poet.
Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: James Womack

I Myself

Chtenia: Summer 2014

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: Boris Dralyuk

Mama and the Evening Killed by the Germans

Chtenia: Summer 2014

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: James McGavran

War is Declared

Chtenia: Summer 2014

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: Dorian Rottenberg

The Call

Chtenia: Spring 2013
Comrades! Danger rears its head from the right!
Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: Andrew Glikin-Gusinsky
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Kind Treatment of Horses

Chtenia: Summer 2012

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone
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An Unusual Adventure Befalling Vladimir Mayakovsky

Chtenia: Summer 2010

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone
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How I Turned into a Dog

Chtenia: Winter 2008

Author: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone
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