Viktor Goppe

(1962 - )               [



Dmitrii Bobyshev



Moscow: Goppe, 2012

254 x 334 mm. pages nn.

Edition: 10. Copy nr. 1/10 with autograph by Goppe.




Dmitrii Bobyshev (born 1936) is a Russian poet, translator, and an emeritus professor of Russian language and literature at the Illinois University of Urbana-Champaign. In 1959 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Technology and worked for 10 years as an engineer for chemical equipment. While a student he started writing poetry and got acquainted with Joseph Brodsky, Anatolii Naiman and others. In 1979 he emigrated to the United States. In his poetry Bobyshev shows a more radical dealing with words, just as had done the early Russian Futurists. For his designs of this book, ‘Winter’, Goppe used colour lithographs as illustrations next to collages with photographs. The title page illustration depicting Malevich’ lithograph of ‘Game in Hell’ as well as the printing of text on wall paper are an allusion to the early futurist’s books.


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