БУРЛЮК, Давид [David Burliuk].


Бука Русской литературы.
Buka russkoi literatury. [The Bogeyman of Russian literature].
Moscow, 41° 1923

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Collection of essays compiled by David Burliuk – the father of Russian Futurism

The work contains essays by Sergei Tretyakov, David Burliuk, Tatyana Tolstaya and Sergei Rafalovich in tribute to the poet Aleksei Kruchenykh. The title for the publication was inspired by Kruchenykh’s literary gatherings in the city of Tiflis (Tbilisi). Burliuk aimed to distinguish Russian Futurism as a distinct literary and artistic movement and these essays highlight the radical nature of the group’s writing.

There are three in-text lithographs by Gustav Klutsis and Ivan Kliun, both well-known Constructivist artists.


First edition, one of 2000 copies printed; 8vo (19 x 14 cm); lithographs by Klutsis and Kliun, original wrappers in black and red by Nagorkskaia, some slight loss to front and back covers, small contemporary Russian bookseller stamps to back cover, age-toning to margins, otherwise a very goof copy; in modern cloth backed patterned sleeve; 44pp. [4]pp. advertisements.



Stock ID: 99389