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Russian Avant-garde, 1904-1946

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"The Russian literary avant-garde was both a cradle for many new literary styles and the birthplace of a new physical appearance for printed materials. The strength of this collection is in its sheer range. It contains many rare and intriguingly obscure books, as well as well-known and critically acclaimed texts, almanacs, periodicals, literary manifests. This makes it a gold mine for art historians and literary scholars alike. Represented in it are more than 30 literary groups without which the history of twentieth-century Russian literature would have been very different. Among the groups included are the Ego-Futurists and Cubo-Futurists, the Imaginists, the Constructivists, the Biocosmists, and the infamous nichevoki - who, in their most radical manifestoes, professed complete abstinence from literary creation."
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Slavic and East European Studies
  • Art & Art History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Soviet Union.
Russian literature -- 20th century.
Arts, Russian -- 20th century.