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Lilia Iur’evna Brik

Lilia Brik, USSR Daughter of Iurii Kagan, the Jewish lawyer, and Elena Iul’evna Berman. At the age of 13, met Osip Brik, and later married him. In the summer of 1915 met V. Mayakovsky and soon became his intimate friend. From 1926-1930 lived in a menage a trois in a flat on Gendrikovskii Pereulok. Both had affairs with others, but according to Mayakovsky’s letters to her, she was one of the great loves of his life. * In the autumn of 1928 after Mayakovsky had met T. Iakovleva in Paris, their relationship ended. Died in Moscow. Published 125 letters and telegrams she had received from Mayakovsky.

Background

  • Brik, Lilia Daughter of Iurii Kagan, the Jewish lawyer, and Elena Iul’evna Berman.

  • Career

    • At the age of 13, met Osip Brik, and later married him. In the summer of 1915 met V. Mayakovsky and soon became his intimate friend. From 1926-1930 lived in a menage a trois in a flat on Gendrikovskii Pereulok.

      Both had affairs with others, but according to Mayakovsky’s letters to her, she was one of the great loves of his life. * In the autumn of 1928 after Mayakovsky had met T. Iakovleva in Paris, their relationship ended.
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