About the book
This is the second edition of Russian Futurism Through Its Manifestoes 1912-1928, originally published by Cornell University Press (1988). This collection made available for the first time in English the writings of the Russian Futurists, which supplied the theoretical base of their movement.
"This book is a major U.S. contribution toward a better understanding of the avant-garde. It is a useful book not only for scholars of Russian but for those in comparative literature and the history of art and culture as well."
- Magdalena Medaric, University of Zagreb.
"Lawton and Eagle skillfully meet the challenge, and their translations well preserve the spirit and general intent found in the original texts. The efforts by Lawton and Eagle provide highly useful documents for English-speakers on the nature of Russian ligerary modernism."
- Juliette R. Stepanian, Emory University
"The volume produced by Lawton and Eagle is valuable and timely...The editors have shown themselves eminently qualified to pass judgement on the Russian avant-garde."
-Victor Terras, Brown University