And then what do you want?

And then what do you want?

Mayakovsky's news in a poem written 91 years ago

Russian author Vladimir Mayakovsky was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.Among us, he has given us the beautiful poem "And then what do you want? ..." Dating from 1927, he is very current in the stupendous translation of Boris Schnaiderman.Mayakovsky killed himself on April 14, 1930 at the age of 36, but rereading this "poet of revolution," as he became known, is critical.Especially in the turbulent political moment that crosses Brazil, victimized by a white coup, and the world, shaken on Friday (13) by an irresponsible bombing sponsored by the United States, France and the United Kingdom against Syria, whose dire consequences have not yet can be measured.                                          "So, what do you want? ..."I grated the newspaper sheetsopening their blinking eyelids.And just from each distant frontierrose a smell of gunpowderchasing me home.In these last twenty years nothing new has beenin the roar of thun...


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