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Der Aufstand der Dinge im russischen Futurismus (am Beispiel Vladimir Majakovskijs)
The revolt of things in Russian futurism (based on Vladimir Majakovski´s work)

Author(s): Siegfried Ulbrecht
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica

Summary/Abstract: “The task of futurism is the revival of things – bringing back the experience of the world to man.” In Vladimir Mayakovski’s early dramatic work Vladimir Majakovskij. Tragedija (1913), this formalistically futuristic postulate undergoes a literary conversion. The thematic core of the play is represented by the revolt of things, in which the things reject their old worn-out designations, thus satisfying the demand of the formalists/futurists for a new language, appropriate to the contemporary requirements of life. The research into the comprehension of things in the Russian formalists and futurists may be conceived as a contribution to the modern branches of cultural science concerning the current new discoveries and/or rediscoveries of materiality.

  • Issue Year: LXXIX/2010
  • Issue No: 3+4
  • Page Range: 357-365
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: German