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The Language of Revolution

Mayakovsky in the Spotlight

Tuesday 22 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Unashamedly passionate, rigorously political and highly experimental, Vladimir Mayakovsky was the most significant poet of the Russian revolution. In this event, an exploration of his explosive work by Mayakovsky scholar Dr Rosy Carrick is followed by...