On Language and Poetry: Three Essays
by L. P. Yakubinsky
Written between 1916 and 1931, Yakubinsky’s seminal essays offer an unprecedented view of the history of modern literary and cultural theory. Addressing core questions of poetics and (socio)linguistics – e. g. what distinguishes literature from ordinary language?, where do poems come from?, how are language and politics intertwined? – their insights are as fresh today as they were a century ago.