My discovery of America
In My Discovery of America, now in its first English translation, the leading poet of Revolutionary Russia offers a fascinating account of his travels in the U.S. Touring America, by way of an enforced sojourn in Mexico, Russian poet and indefatigable traveler Vladimir Mayakovsky was able to observe firsthand what he considered to be the model for Soviet development. Although ideologically at odds with much of American culture, and taking every opportunity to propound his own political beliefs en route, he delighted in the creativity and advancement he saw, believing it to be the future for mankind. His impressions, presented here in full for the first time in English, form an inspired collection of sketches, thoughts, jottings, and poems. Vladimir Mayakovsky was the foremost poet of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and one of the founders of Russia’s Futurism movement.
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Review: My Discovery of AmericaUser Review - Goodreads
Vladimir Mayakovsky is one of my favorite poets and really turned me on to Futurist literature and art. And while I think his poetry is just the cats meow, I found this piece to be about as awesome as ...
Review: My Discovery of AmericaUser Review - Ryan - Goodreads
I liked this book, but I can't say I loved it. Maybe it was a bit oversold. Mayakovsky "kept it real" throughout, and gave candid descriptions of his boat trip over to Mexico, and his time in New York ... Read full review