Golem Soveticus: Prigov as Brecht and Warhol in One Persona
Author: Aleksandr Skidan
Translator: Kevin M. Platt
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2020)
Edition of 1,000
Golem Soveticus: Prigov as Brecht and Warhol in One Persona places Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov, one of the most significant poets and artists of the late-Soviet underground, into transnational historical context. Skidan, a highly perceptive critic and well-regarded experimental writer in his own right, describes Prigov's "mass production" of poetry and approach to ideology critique as elements of the global transformation of art practices of the late twentieth century.
This pamphlet is part of UDP’s 2020 Pamphlet Series: twenty commissioned essays on collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. The pamphlets are available for individual purchase and as a subscription. Each offers a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present, an engagement at once sustained and ephemeral.