Mig. Stikhi 1920–1921 g. [The Instant. Verses of 1920–1921].

Berlin and St Petersburg, Z. I. Grzhebin, 1922.

12mo, pp. [80]; recent half cloth, the original printed wrappers bound in (a few small repairs).

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First edition. The post-Revolutionary period, spanning the years shortly before his death in 1924, was one of intense poetic activity for Bryusov. Of the work from this period, ‘several poems are devoted to recent history and current events – to the Revolution, the famine years, the death of Lenin. Others are tributes to scientific modernity… The vast majority of his new poems are devoted, as before, to his self-assessments and to cultural meditations, and many are re-creations of myths. His best poems concern love and passion, his earliest subject’ (Bristol, p. 178).

Getty 106; Kilgour 165; Tarasenkov p. 71.

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