«Нулевые» и «пустотные» тексты в русской поэзии: от «исторического авангарда» к неподцензурной поэзии второй половины ХХ века
The article discusses the narrative strategies in Benedikt Livshits’s One and a Half- Eyed Archer, in which one can distinguish, conditionally speaking, a “Gogolian” and a “Tolstoyan” principle. This determines the portraiture, in a more or less positive or negative light, of various major Futurists, such as David Burliuk, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Velimir Khlebnikov, Vladimir Maiakovskii, and other figures, such as Elena Guro, Igor’ Severianin and Nikolai Kul’bin.
In addition to an exhaustive anthology with over fifty historical documents written between 1913 and 1964 translated directly from Russian - several of them previously unpublished - this publication includes essays and texts by Boris Groys, Manuel FontÃ¡n del Junco, Christina Kiaer, Ekaterina Degot, Fredric Jameson, Irina Leytes, Alessandro De Magistris, John Bowlt, Hubertus Gassner, Eckhart Gillen, Aage Hansen-LÃ¶ve, Michael Hagemeister and Evgeny Steiner. (From the editorial review).
The facsimile reproduction of Victory Over the Sun, the Russian text faced with a parallel English translation. This new translation is by an erudite master of the word, Evgeny Steiner. Even the innovative language and humour of Victor Khlebnikov’s Prologue, written largely in neologisms, are captured in Dr Steiner’s English rendition, as are alliteration and sound patterns. (Publisher’s Forword).
The second publication of the international art center Kunsthaus Bregenz Arena (Austria).
"Designing" the complete works of his own is an important part of Aleksander Kondratov's creations, a neofuturist poet from Leningrad. One of the prospects of his future collection, "My Trinities" makes it possible to restore the poet's concept to create "The Concretions", a volume of concretist texts, which has not been fully implemented. These texts were obviously aimed at the demonstration of the whole paradigm of devices and forms of this trend of experimental poetry that Kondratov knew at the time. Keywords: Aleatory works, Aleksander Kondratov, dadaism, concretism, neofuturism, uncensored poetry, zero text, permutation, hollow text, found poetry.