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Osip Maksimovich Brik

editor , playwright

Osip Brik, USSR Playwright, editor.

Background

Brik, Osip was born on January 4, 1888 in Moscow. Son of a wealthy Jewish businessman.

Education

Graduated from Moscow University.

Career

Became known in modernist literary groups during the revolutionary years (Opoiaz, LEF, Novyi LEF). Became a close friend of Mayakovsky, formed a famous menage a trois, when his wife Lilia Brik becameMayakovsky’s lover. Wrote together with Mayakovsky the plays Radio Oktiabr and Moskva gorit.

Edited with Mayakovsky the newspaper Iskusstvo kommuny, 1918. An active literary theoretician of the 1920s. Wrote the script for the famous Pudovkin film Poiomok Chingiz Khana, 1928.