Bryusov come from a merchant family.He received an excellent education, and had encyclopedic knowledge.In 1893, when he was 20 years old, the boy wrote his first poem, "Decadents.(End of the Century). "Artwork breathed sympathy to the French symbolism.The poet himself a few years before the famous Verlaine wrote about how he sees his destiny to be the founder of symbolism in his homeland.Two years later came three collections of "Russian Symbolists," which under the name of Valery Maslov publishes his poems was none other than Bruce.The poetry was ridiculed after appearing in the anthology monostich "On cover your pale legs."Briusov got not only, but also all over the symbolism as a whole.
In 1900, there was a collection «Tertia Vigilia».About this pore contemporary Briusov Vladislav Khodasevich wrote in his memoirs that "cutting dissonance" verse is "decadent exoticism combined with the simple-minded philistinism Moscow."However, this did not prevent Briusov get retinue of admirers and imita
Life and Works of firmly entwined with each other in those moments when the poet was in love.Its bright affair with Nina Petrovskaya resulted in a cycle of poems dedicated to her.The historical pastiche "The Fiery Angel" is partly dictated by the love triangle, what had happened between her, the poet Bryusov and Andrey Bely.Bruce has dedicated a book of poems and another of his passions - Hope Lions.That was the period when the poet reigned supreme in literary magazines "Libra" and "Scorpion", which he himself created.
refined eroticism of mythological characters gradually yielded to the severity of urban landscapes.Urban theme with the worship of the thundering rhythm of the city, is perhaps the brightest in the Russian poetry depicted Bryusov.Creativity of the writer is not confined to the subject's own poems.It provides the reader with a book of poetry translations of Verhaeren, the city where he sees "the ruler of the universe."
Another potent source of inspiration was the poet Alexander Pushkin.The author of more than eighty articles about it, editor of the letters and documents related to the work of genius, was Bruce.The poetry of the first Russian revolution remained aloof from public life.Bruce declares an interest in the fate of "humiliated and insulted".Such, for example, the poem "Mason" and "dying fire."Being a witness to the cruel reality of the First World War, survived the nervous shock Bryusov.His creativity has found notes in the description of the tragic despair of the future.Poet waited sunset civilization.These sentiments were heard clearly in the book "Mountain Star" and "Rise of the Machines."
writer enthusiastically welcomed Russian revolution of 1917.His civic sentiment found in publishing.Bruce enthusiastically led "alliances", "department" and "committees" of the Soviet republic, and even joined the Communist Party.
poetic experiments of the time, when Bruce tries, the apt remark Khodasevich, "through conscious cacophony of sounds to find a new" found no response from the public.Watching the collapse of the Bolsheviks under the authority of the dreams of a new beautiful life, the poet has experienced frustration and even depression, the cause of which was partly and drug addiction.Bryusov died of pneumonia at the age of fifty years, and was buried in the Novodevichy cemetery.
Creativity Bryusov - a manifesto of unlimited freedom of the artist.Assessing his controversial and innovative manner, the poet's contemporaries called 'blacksmith and jeweler. "Sure, it proved prophetic remark Valery Bryusov: "I want to live to in the history of world literature about me were two lines.And they will. "