DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-8297-2022-24-37-53

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https://elibrary.ru/BLNSXQ

Issue:

2022 №24

Author: Natalia V. Mikhalenko
УДК / UDK: 821.161.1.0
About the author:

Natalia V. Mikhalenko — PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6200-6211

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Abstract:

The article deals with Mayakovsky's notebook no. 8 (January –May 1921), provided by the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky. It demonstrates his work on the inscriptions for twelve Glavpolitprosvet Posters: “Look!,” “Hey you, the Urals mining worker! Without the help from your mine, it is impossible to put an end to the havoc in the economy!”, “Let’s get to work, comrades!”, “On my May-Day meeting…”, etc. Some of these posters, covering the important social and economic topics, have not survived to today, so the notebook becomes an important source of information about the principles of Mayakovsky’s propaganda work. A small fragment of the second version of Mayakovsky’s play “Mystery-Bouffe” can also be found in it, along with a receipt for the rent of a summer cottage in Akulova Gora that sheds some light on the details of the poet’s life.

A holistic historical, literary and textual examination of the notebook helped to reveal the dates of creation of particular notes, and these, in turn, were related to the context of time and other contemporary works of the poet. The article examines the characteristic features of edits made by Mayakovsky and the order of their introduction. Also the author compares the draft texts of the posters “Hey, you, the Urals mining worker! Without the help from your mine, it is impossible to put an end to the havoc in economy!” and “Hey, mining worker!” to the final copies. The results of the research shows the characteristic features of the poet's creative vision of the actual topics of his time. The texts of the notebook are published for the first time.

Keywords: V.V. Mayakovsky, Notebooks, Glavpolitprosvet Posters, Mayakovsky’s notebook no. 8
For citation:

Mikhalenko, N.V. “On the Work of Vladimir Mayakovsky with Poster Texts (According to his Notebooks).” Literaturnyi fakt, 2022, no. 2 (24), pp. 37–53. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-8297-2022-24-37-53

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Acknowledgements:

The research was carried out in the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences with financial support of Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project no. 20-012-00477 “The Poetics and Textology of V.V. Mayakovsky's Notebooks (1917–1930).”