By Alexander Vvedensky
“Pussy revolt are Vvedensky's disciples and his heirs. Katya, Masha, and that i are in reformatory yet I don’t think of that we’ve been defeated.... based on the authentic record, Alexander Vvedensky died on December 20, 1941. We don’t be aware of the reason, even if it used to be dysentery within the educate after his arrest or a bullet from a defend. It was once someplace at the railway line among Voronezh and Kazan. His precept of ‘bad rhythm’ is our personal. He wrote: ‘It occurs that rhythms will come into your head, an excellent one and a nasty one and that i decide on the undesirable one. it is going to be the fitting one.’ ... it's believed that the OBERIU dissidents are lifeless, yet they continue to exist. they're persecuted yet they don't die.” — Pussy insurrection [Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s remaining assertion at their
trial in August 2012]
“I raise[d] my hand opposed to concepts,” wrote Alexander Vvedensky, “I enacted a poetic critique of reason.” This weirdly and fantastically philosophical poet used to be born in 1904, grew up in the middle of struggle and revolution, and reached his creative adulthood as Stalin was once twisting the which means of phrases in ugly and deadly methods. Vvedensky—with Daniil Kharms the key determine within the short–lived underground avant-garde staff OBERIU (a neologism for “the union for actual art”)—responded with a poetry that explodes solid that means into shimmering streams of provocation and invention. A Vvedensky poem is sort of a loopy social gathering packed with theater, movie, magic tips, jugglery, and feasting. Curious characters seem and disappear, euphoria retains corporation with depression, outrageous assertions result in epic shouting suits, and maybe all of it breaks off with one lonely individual making a song a song.
A Vvedensky poem doesn’t make an announcement. it's an occasion. Vvedensky’s poetry was unpublishable in the course of his lifetime—he made a dwelling as a author for kids ahead of loss of life less than arrest in 1942—and he continues to be the least identified of the good twentieth-century Russian poets. this is often his first publication to seem in English. The translations by way of Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich, notable poets of their personal correct, are as astonishingly alert and alive because the originals.
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