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Moscow, Who Are You? Khlebnikov and Platonov

Olga Meerson. "Moscow, Who Are You? Khlebnikov and Platonov." Tvorchestvo Andreia Platonova. Issledovaniia i materialy. Vol.3 . Ed. Elena Kolesnikova et al.. St. Petersburg, Russia: Nauka, Institute of Russian Literature, Pushkinskij Dom, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004: 205-213

What the Russian Futurist Poet Khlebnikov presents as a ,etaphoric feminine personification of Moscow, Platonov turns into a myth about a certain woman named Moscow, in his haunting and troubling novel Happy Moscow. The article explores the stylistic and philosophical implications of this retrieval of a myth from a metaphor.

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