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Poetry of the Revolution:
Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes
Martin Puchner

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"Poetry of the Revolution is remarkable for its breadth of scholarship and its poised, authoritative style. It will stand for a long time as an authoritative history and elegant reinterpretation of the manifesto form. Few scholars have sustained a close and equal attention to the historical and formal trajectories of both the political manifesto and the aesthetic manifesto. Puchner does so with great scholarly brio, not only tracing the afterlife of the Communist Manifesto as a world text and a generic pioneer, but also bringing his considerable learning to bear on the forms and fates of a great number of avant-garde manifestos, from 1909 to 1999."--Jed Esty, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, author of A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England

"Martin Puchner has written a finely detailed, comparative, and well-researched history of the art manifesto in the twentieth century. Poetry of the Revolution makes an important contribution to our understanding of the place of the manifesto in modern culture, and it will be of considerable use not only to students of modern literature but also to students of twentieth-century art more generally."--Vincent Pecora, University of California, Los Angeles, author of Nations and Identities

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