Vladimir Mayakovsky was born in 18930 in Georgia. An active Communist, he spent a year in prison aged 16, and a leading Russian Futurist writer, best known for his poetry such as ‘A Cloud in Trousers’. He also had an immense influence on art, cinema and drama of the early Soviet period. He committed suicide in 1930. This title offers an unprecedented overview of his whole career as a writer, including Mayakovsky the songwriter, art propagandist, love poet, and fearsome proponent of Communist.