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- Creations was a magazine produced by Hylaea, а Russian futurist group of which Velimir Khlebnikov (born Viktor Khlebnikov, 1885--1922) was one of the leading figures. This issue includes Khlebnikov's poems, poetical fragments, and his play, The Little Devil. His works are preceded by two introductions, one by David Burliuk and another by Vasily Kamensky, both of whom were associated with Hylaea. They emphasize Khlebnikov's talent and credit him with liberating words and imbuing them with grand meaning. Creations was illustrated by David and Vladimir Burliuk. Khlebnikov was born in Astrakhan Province and lived most of his life in Kazan. He attended university in Kazan and later in Saint Petersburg but gave up academic pursuits to devote himself entirely to literature. In addition to his writing, Khlebnikov developed a life-long interest in numbers, mathematical tables, and calculations by which he tried to identify the laws governing the course of history and the fate of peoples. The late 19th--early 20th centuries became known as the Silver Age of Russian poetry, of which futurism, along with several other movements, was part. In 1912 a group of futurists that included Khlebnikov presented a manifesto, A Slap in the Face of Public Taste, which emphasized the need for poets to create a new language and to throw overboard from the "Ship of Modernity" Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and other classic authors and to proclaim the "self-sufficient word" as the core of a new aesthetic. World War I and the Russian Revolution of 1917 energized Khlebnikov and influenced the content of his writing. However, his works did not conform to the standards set by the Soviet government and he fell into disfavor.
- Burliuk, David Davidovich, 1882-1967 Illustrator.
- Burliuk, Vladimir Davidovich, 1886-1917 Illustrator.
- Kamenskiĭ, Vasiliĭ, 1884-1961 Author of Introduction, etc..
- Khlebnikov, Velimir Vladimirovich, 1885-1922 Author.
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- Moscow : Hylaea, 1912.
- - Russian Federation
- - Drama
- - Futurism (Art)
- - Futurism (Literary movement)
- - Poetry
- - Russian drama
- - Russian poetry
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- - Original resource at: National Library of Russia.
- - Content in Russian.
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- Burliuk, David Davidovich
- Burliuk, Vladimir Davidovich
- Kamenskiĭ, Vasili
- Khlebnikov, Velimir Vladimirovich
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Burliuk, David Davidovich, Illustrator, Vladimir Davidovich Burliuk, Vasiliĭ Kamenskiĭ, and Velimir Vladimirovich Khlebnikov. Creations. Moscow: Hylaea, 1912. Periodical. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741460/.
APA citation style:
Burliuk, D. D., Burliuk, V. D., Kamenskiĭ, V. & Khlebnikov, V. V. (1912) Creations. Moscow: Hylaea. [Periodical] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741460/.
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Burliuk, David Davidovich, Illustrator, et al. Creations. Moscow: Hylaea, 1912. Periodical. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020741460/>.