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Velimir Khlebnikov (Russian: ???????? ??????????; first name also spelled Velemir; last name also spelled Chlebnikov, Hlebnikov, Xlebnikov), pseudonym of Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov (9 November 1885 (28 October 1885 (O.S.)) – 28 June 1922), was a central part of the Russian Futurist movement, but his work and influence stretch far beyond it.

Khlebnikov belonged to the most significant Russian Futurist group Hylaea (along with Vladimir Mayakovsky, Aleksei Kruchenykh, David Burliuk, and Benedikt Livshits), but had already written many significant poems before the Futurist movement in Russia had taken shape. Among his contemporaries, he was regarded as "a poet's poet" (Mayakovsky referred to him as a "poet for producers") and a maverick genius.

Khlebnikov is known for poems such as "Incantation by Laughter", "Bobeobi Sang The Lips", “The Grasshopper” (all 1908-9), “Snake Train” (1910), the prologue to the Futurist opera Victory over the Sun (1913), dramatic works such as “Death’s Mistake” (1915), prose works “Ka” (1915), and the so-called ‘super-tale’ (????????????) “Zangezi”, a sort of ecstatic drama written partly in invented languages of gods and birds.

In his work, Khlebnikov experimented with the Russian language, drawing upon its roots to invent huge numbers of neologisms, and finding significance in the shapes and sounds of individual letters of the Cyrillic alphabet. Along with Kruchenykh, he originated zaum.

He wrote futurological essays about such things as the possible evolution of mass communication ("The Radio of the Future") and transportation and housing ("Ourselves and Our Buildings"). He described a world in which people live and travel about in mobile glass cubicles that can attach themselves to skyscraper-like frameworks, and in which all human knowledge can be disseminated to the world by radio and displayed automatically on giant book-like displays at streetcorners.

In his last years, Khlebnikov became fascinated by Slavic mythology and Pythagorean numerology, and drew up long "Tables of Destiny" decomposing historical intervals and dates into functions of the numbers 2 and 3.

Khlebnikov died of paralysis while a guest in the house of his friend Pyotr Miturich near Kresttsy.

A minor planet 3112 Velimir discovered by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh in 1977 is named after him.
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Total Books: 20
Ten Russian Poets Surviving the Twentieth Century
2004 - Ten Russian Poets Surviving the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780856463280
ISBN-10: 0856463280
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov Volume III Selected Poems
1998 - Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov Volume III Selected Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674140479
ISBN-10: 0674140478
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Collected Works of  Velimir Khlebnikov  Volume III Selected Poems
1998 - Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov Volume III Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674140486
ISBN-10: 0674140486
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Zanguezi Et autres pomes
1996 - Zanguezi Et Autres Pomes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782080671653
ISBN-10: 2080671650
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The King of Time Selected Writings of the Russian Futurian
1990 - The King of Time Selected Writings of the Russian Futurian (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674505162
ISBN-10: 0674505166
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Des nombres et des lettres
1990 - Des Nombres Et Des Lettres (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782825120354
ISBN-10: 2825120359
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Le Pieu du futur
1990 - Le Pieu Du Futur (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782825120361
ISBN-10: 2825120367
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Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov Volume II Prose Plays and Supersagas
Collected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov Volume I Letters and Theoretical Writings
The King of Time Selected Writings of the Russian Futurian
1985 - The King of Time Selected Writings of the Russian Futurian (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674505155
ISBN-10: 0674505158
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Snake train  poetry and prose
Snake Train Poetry and Prose (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780882331782
ISBN-10: 0882331787
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Tvoreniia 1906-1908 Godov
Tvoreniia 1906-1908 Godov (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780933884755
ISBN-10: 0933884753
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Nouvelles du Je et du monde
Nouvelles Du Je Et Du Monde [La Salamandre - French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782110812971
ISBN-10: 2110812974
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creations t1
Creations T1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782747542654
ISBN-10: 2747542653
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Sobranie Sochinenii V Trekh Tomakh
Sobranie Sochinenii V Trekh Tomakh (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9785733101859
ISBN-10: 5733101857
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Sobranie Sochinenii V Trekh Tomakh
Sobranie Sochinenii V Trekh Tomakh (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9785733102382
ISBN-10: 5733102381
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Izbrannye sochineniia Stikhotvoreniia poemy proza dramaturgiia stati pisma
Izbrannye Sochineniia Stikhotvoreniia Poemy Proza Dramaturgiia Stati Pisma [Azbuka-klassika - Russian Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9785768405786
ISBN-10: 576840578X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Velimir Khlebnikov
Velimir Khlebnikov [Izbrannoe - Vsemirnaia biblioteka poezii] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9785876880390
ISBN-10: 5876880396
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Sobranie sochinenii v shesti tomakh
Sobranie Sochinenii V Shesti Tomakh [Russian Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9785920800213
ISBN-10: 5920800216
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