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Lenin and Language

Lenin and Language

Lenin and Language


Coiled Verbal Spring: Devices of Lenin’s Language brings together the first English translation of the Russian Formalist and Futurist writings on Lenin’s revolutionary language. The book includes the Russian Formalists’ (Viktor Shklovsky, Boris Eikhenbaum, Yuri Tynyanov, Boris Tomashevsky, Lev Yakubinsky, and Boris Kazansky) most ‘political’ texts, first published in 1924 in the journal of the Left Front of the Arts (edited by Mayakovsky). Together with this collection, the publication also includes Futurist poet Alexei Kruchenykh’s Devices of Lenin’s Speech, from 1925.

Edited and introduced by Sezgin Boynik, afterwords by Darko Suvin. Translations from Russian by Thomas Campbell and Mikko Viljanen. Designed by Ott Kagovere.


Print run: 1000

Size: 14 x 21 cm

Softcover, silkscreen print, 367 pages

November, 2018

ISBN: 9789529411382

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