My Discovery of America (Modern Voices)
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Published By Hesperus Press Ltd
ISBN : 9781843914082
Category : North America
Format : Paperback
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Touring the United States in 1925, the Russian Futurist poet and propagandist Vladimir Mayakovsky observed at first hand what he considered to be the model for Soviet technological development. Writing in his typical declamatory style, he found much to celebrate in the modernised, industrialised America of the 1920s creativity and advancement, a 'primitive futurism'. But he also decried the social injustices of uncaring capitalism, losing no opportunity to propound his own political beliefs. Presented here in full for the first time in the English language, 'My Discovery of America' forms an inspired series of humorous sketches, thoughts, jottings and poems, the significance of which resounds from the early twentieth century through to our own times.

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