Author: L. P. Yakubinsky

Visionary Russian linguist Lev Petrovich Yakubinsky (1892- 1945) attended Kiev and Petersburg Universities from 1909 -15. In 1916, he co-founded the Society for the Study of Poetic Language (OPOYAZ), thus initiating the groundbreaking movement of Russian Formalism and inventing modern criticism and literary studies.

On Language and Poetry: Three Essays
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On Language and Poetry: Three Essays

Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.

Linguistics. Literary Criticism. Poetry. Translated from the Russian by Michael Eskin. Written between 1916 and 1931 and available in English for the first time, Yakubinsky's seminal essays afford us an unprecedented view of the history of modern li...

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