Love Song

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In the first part of my book, "Love Poem" ("????? ? ?????"), the story takes place in the eleventh century in the Caucasus mountains. The poem starts with a description of the beauty of nature and the local people. Among them is an aging wealthy prince by the name of Avadal, land owner and former warrior. He has a beautiful daughter, Zara, who is seventeen and dreaming of love. She rejects a marriage proposal from a young local prince as she detests his hard-heartedness. One day, a handsome Russian prisoner is led by guards into the town, and his appearance is striking to her - he is tall with blond hair and blue eyes, and he is very noticeable among the dark people of her tribe. He was captured in a battle by local warriors, who are selling him in slavery to her father and hoping to get a big reward, as the prisoner is young and physically strong. Zara is immediately attracted to him and seeks a conversation with him. As a slave, he is labouring in her father's vineyard, gardens, and fields. The second part of my book is "Zara's Poetic Notes" ("??????????? ?????? ????") The idea behind it is that Zara was a poetess, and her poetry has survived the centuries as well as her and Andrei's love story. Her poems reflect her deep feelings, as of one who loves and who is being loved. Some of her poems are depicting Andrei's feelings for her as he's expressed them to her through words and songs.
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In the first part of my book, "Love Poem" ("????? ? ?????"), the story takes place in the eleventh century in the Caucasus mountains. The poem starts with a description of the beauty of nature and the local people. Among them is an aging wealthy prince by the name of Avadal, land owner and former warrior. He has a beautiful daughter, Zara, who is seventeen and dreaming of love. She rejects a marriage proposal from a young local prince as she detests his hard-heartedness. One day, a handsome Russian prisoner is led by guards into the town, and his appearance is striking to her - he is tall with blond hair and blue eyes, and he is very noticeable among the dark people of her tribe. He was captured in a battle by local warriors, who are selling him in slavery to her father and hoping to get a big reward, as the prisoner is young and physically strong. Zara is immediately attracted to him and seeks a conversation with him. As a slave, he is labouring in her father's vineyard, gardens, and fields. The second part of my book is "Zara's Poetic Notes" ("??????????? ?????? ????") The idea behind it is that Zara was a poetess, and her poetry has survived the centuries as well as her and Andrei's love story. Her poems reflect her deep feelings, as of one who loves and who is being loved. Some of her poems are depicting Andrei's feelings for her as he's expressed them to her through words and songs.
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Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Apr 29, 2014
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Pages
262
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ISBN
9781493186440
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / Russian & Former Soviet Union
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Bengt Jangfeldt
Few poets have led lives as tempestuous as that of Vladimir Mayakovsky. Born in 1893 and dead by his own hand in 1930, Mayakovsky packed his thirty-six years with drama, politics, passion, and—most important—poetry. An enthusiastic supporter of the Russian Revolution and the emerging Soviet State, Mayakovsky was championed by Stalin after his death and enshrined as a quasi-official Soviet poet, a position that led to undeserved neglect among Western literary scholars even as his influence on other poets has remained powerful.

With Mayakovsky, Bengt Jangfeldt offers the first comprehensive biography of Mayakovsky, revealing a troubled man who was more dreamer than revolutionary, more political romantic than hardened Communist. Jangfeldt sets Mayakovsky’s life and works against the dramatic turbulence of his times, from the aesthetic innovations of the pre-revolutionary avant-garde to the rigidity of Socialist Realism and the destruction of World War I to the violence—and hope—of the Russian Revolution, through the tightening grip of Stalinist terror and the growing disillusion with Russian communism that eventually led the poet to take his life.

Through it all is threaded Mayakovsky’s celebrated love affair with Lili Brik and the moving relationship with Lili’s husband, Osip, along with a brilliant depiction of the larger circle of writers and artists around Mayakovsky, including Maxim Gorky, Viktor Shklovsky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Roman Jakobson. The result is a literary life viewed in the round, enabling us to understand the personal and historical furies that drove Mayakovsky and generated his still-startling poetry.

Illustrated throughout with rare images of key characters and locations, Mayakovsky is a major step in the revitalization of a crucial figure of the twentieth-century avant-garde.

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