Burning Buildings


Burning Buildings (Russian: Горящие здания /pre-1917: Горящiя зданiя, romanized: Goryashchiye zdaniya, subtitled: Lyric of the Modern Soul, Russian: Лирика современной души) is the fifth book by Russian Silver Age modernist poet Konstantin Balmont. It was first published in 1900 by Scorpion in Moscow and made its author famous across his country.The collection comprised 131 poems, most of them written in late 1899 at the house of the publisher and close friend Sergey Poliakov. The Burning Buildings' second edition came as part of an anthology entitled The Collection of Poems (Собрание стихов) which came out in 1904 in Moscow. The book's third edition was included into the Complete Poems (Moscow, Scorpion, 1908). Its fourth and fifth editions followed in 1914 and 1917, respectively.
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original title: Горящие здания
subtitle: Лирика современной души
language: Russian
date of publication: 1900
follows: Silence
followed by: Let Us Be Like the Sun

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