By Nina Kolesnikoff
An admirable e-book on Polish writer Bruno Jasienski. The ebook comprises prose translations of a handful of his poems.
Bruno Jasieñski was once a bilingual Polish-Russian author who died in exile in Siberia in 1939. This quantity strains his literary evolution. The introductory biographical cartoon is through a dialogue of Jasieñski's contribution to shine poetry, particularly the Futurist move which, like its parallels in Russia and Italy, revolutionized poetic language. An research and assessment of Jasieñski's prose paintings sheds gentle at the dating among politics and literature in early twentieth-century Poland and Russia. so much of Jasieñski's novéis and brief tales have been written within the licensed Soviet culture of Socialist Realism. His guy adjustments His epidermis is taken into account the most effective Soviet business novéis of the Nineteen Thirties.
The author's entire and skillful therapy of Jasieñski's literary construction, the 1st to seem in English, additionally makes a helpful contribution to the information of Futurism in japanese Europe and Socialist Realism within the Soviet Union. the quantity comprises a variety of quotations from Polish and Russian literature, either in English translation (prepared via the writer) and within the unique. it is going to be of curiosity tostudents of Slavic literature, comparative literature, and the literature of ideology.
Nina Kolesnikoff holds the Ph.D.degree in Comparative Literature from the college of Albería. She is presently Assistant Professor within the division of Russian, McMaster college. Her articles have seemed in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Slavic and East eu magazine, and Russian Language Journal.
A Biographical cartoon 4
Polish Futurism: Its beginning and Aesthetic Programme 10
The Poetry of Bruno Jasieñski and the Futurist Quest to Renovate
Poetic Language 23
The Lay of Jakub Szela and Folklore 59
I Burn París—A Utopian Novel 74
Bruno Jasieñski and Soviet Literary lifestyles 1929-1934 86
Man adjustments His dermis and the commercial Novel 93
Socialist Realism in "Bravery" and A Conspiracy of the detached 110
Grotesque components within the Ball of the Mannequins and "The Nose" 117
A choice of Bruno Jasieñski's Poetry with Prose Translation of Each
A chosen Bibliography 142
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For special infortnation approximately MORP see quantity eighty one of Literaturnoe nasledstvo (Moskva, 1969). sixteen Cf. the editorial "O kulture. mas," Kultura Mas, no. 1 (1929). 17 Bruno Jasieñski wrote a couple of articles calling for the releasing of the Polish language within the Soviet Union from Russian borrowings; see "O rewolucje, je,zykowa/' Kultura Mas, nos. 1-2 (1929), pp. 11-13; "Twórzmy polski je. zyk proletariacki," Kultura Mas, no. 2 (1930), p. five. additionally, Kultura Mas carried a standard part "Chwastyj^zykowe" (Language Weeds) which mentioned the mostdazzling Russicisms. 18 Cf. the item discussing the result of the convention of Polish Proletarian Writers held in Minsk in August 1930: "Wyniki zjazdu miáskiego," Kultura Mas, no. 2 (1921), p. 14. Bruno Jasieáski and Soviet Literary lifestyles 1929-1934 ninety one sure "proletarian" issues, equivalent to the lifetime of the staff, episodes of the category fight, and the gloomy lifestyles of the jobless. 19 The editors have been continually desirous to emphasize the proletarian beginning of the printed authors and the social that means in their works. so much of its serious articles handled proletarian literature in numerous international locations and with the way in which many "progressive" writers had ultimately turn into proletarian. 20 The periodical additionally again and again criticized Le Monde and its leader editor, Henri Barbusse. one of many severest crides of Le Monde used to be Bruno Jasieáski himself, who was once confident that the French newspaper had replaced "from a bastión of progressive idea right into a petty bourgeois public sale of rules. "21 The competitive tone of Jasieñski's article mirrored the common MORP tendency to criticize ruthlessly any deviations from its basic coverage for foreign proletarian literature. Like RAPP, MORP had assumed dictatorial powers and had laid down the coverage which all proletarian writers needed to stick with. After the disbanding of all literary corporations via the Decree of April 23,1932, Bruno Jasieñski self-critically noted a different "MORP-ish clannishness which in a few respects were potentially enhanced than that of RAPP. "22 Jasieñski's involvement in political and organizational lifestyles didn't go away him with a lot time for artistic writing. along with, he wanted it slow to benefit approximately Soviet lifestyles and to overeóme his language challenge. 23 After 3 years within the Soviet Union he released his first Russian paintings, a play, The Ball of Mannequins, which used to be later via a unique, guy alterations His epidermis. the 1st paintings was once a smelly satire on capitalist society; the latter glorified the construction of socialism in Soviet Tadzhikistan. guy alterations His epidermis used to be one of many first novéis to depict 19 one of the novéis released in 1931 problems with Literatura mirovoi revoliutsii have been W. Hotopp's Barkas; H. Marchwitza's Sturm aufEssen; W. Bredel's Maschinenfabrik N. U. okay, The proletarian poets represented in Lmr have been L. Aragón, J. Becker, D. Hidas, W. Broniewski, and others. 20 Cf. the next articles: M. Gold, "Literatura sovremennoi Ameriki," Lmr, no. 1 (1931); S. Stande, "Polskaia proletarskaia literatura," Lmr, no.