MAYAKOVSKY, VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH. 1893-1930.
Vladimir Ilich Lenin. Leningrad and Moscow: GIZ, 1925.
12mo. 95 pp. Original two-color Suprematist wrappers. Spine rubbed with some loss; front wrapper partially split.
That Lenin never cared much for Mayakovsky's work did not discourage the Poet of the Revolution from composing this epic to the Father of the Revolution. "The individual! Who needs him?" he declared. And yet his contemporaries still saw the poem steeped in the writer's individuality. Appropriately, Mayakovsky dedicated the poem to the Russian Communist Party.