KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI. 1886-1968.
KLIUN, IVAN, AND IGOR TERENTIEV, illustrators. Ironiada. Moscow: published by the author, 1930.
Oblong 8vo (180 x 200 mm). 19 pp. Decorated tan wrappers designed by I. Kliun. One internal illustration by I. Terentiev. Minor wear.
Kruchenykh developed the transrational language "zaum" in his highly experimental poetry. Kliun was an important Russian avant-garde painter and teacher who worked for Narkompros and VKhUTEMAS. I. Terentiev was another Futurist poet who helped Kruchenykh found the 41° group in Tiflis; but by 1930, he had turned to the theater. He was arrested in 1931 as an enemy of the people and was eventually executed.