Gerald Janecek: Zaum: The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism (1996)

12 May 2013, dusan

“This is the most comprehensive treatment of a significant episode of the historical avant-garde period to which many refer but with little concrete background. According to Charlotte Douglas (Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Zaum ‘is an encyclopedic account of zaum or ‘beyonsense,’ the most distinctive feature of Russian avant-garde art and poetry early in the 20th century. Janecek has mined a myriad of arcane and inaccessible sources, gathered the entire historical record in one place, and made it readable and comprehensible. His account of zaum theory and practice will be indispensable for anyone interested in modern poetry and art. Certainly it will become a standard text for all students of Russian Futurism.'”

Publisher San Diego State University Press, 1996
ISBN 1879691418, 9781879691414
xi+427 pages
via greatjob

Review: Walter Comins-Richmond (Slavic and East European J, 1997).


PDF (removed on 2017-8-21 upon request of the publisher – read the Introduction)

See also Vladimir Markov’s Russian Futurism: A History

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