Shocking episodes from the life muse Mayakovsky
• shocking episodes from the life muse Mayakovsky
Admired, envied her, hated her, but the main thing - love her, long and passionately. Lilya Brik has become the very "femme Fatale", fatal in a sense the only woman in the life and work of Vladimir Mayakovsky.
November 11 - the birthday of the mysterious "Lilichka", remember the interesting and controversial episodes from her bright, eventful life.
Lilya Brik was born in 1891, in a fairly wealthy family of a Moscow lawyer Yuri Alexandrovich Elena Kagan and Yulyevna née Berman. Father unsuccessfully dealt with issues related to the right of residence of Jews in Moscow. Mother rizhanka, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory.
As a teenager, Lily realized early in his ability to conquer men, and she was very amorous, plunging headlong into a passionate and numerous novels, which gave her parents a lot of trouble. According to legend, in the number of its fans was even Feodor Chaliapin. One day he met a doer of the promenade the streets of Moscow and Lily invited her to a concert. Of course, any liberties this was not followed, but Lily herself used to say about that period of his life: "My mother did not know with me a moment's peace, and never took his eyes off me" ...
At the same time, parents are rightly proud of her daughter: she was also capable, and talented. Yes, having an unerring flair for really talented and beautiful. And if most do not get anything done, she resorted to the help of others. For example, in the family and often with appropriate pride read to Lily works that are of interest and approval of the visiting students. But once it became clear that the true author is not a schoolgirl, and her literature teacher, enthusiastically but showing instead of his youthful passion. It was decided to send an adventurous girl away, in Katowice, the Polish town where my grandmother lived. But soon came the shocking news: a girl fell in love with the uncle, and so much that began to seek a lawyer at the Moscow agreement on a formal marriage with his daughter. Lily quickly returned to Moscow.
It is worth noting, our heroine is strongly emphasized its attractiveness makeup and resorted to a variety of "women's" tricks. "Her solemn eyes; there is a blatant and sweet in her face with lipstick and dark hair ... this is the most charming woman knows a lot about human love and sensual love "- recalled one of her contemporaries.
When she was thirteen years old, she met a seventeen Osip Brik, who was just appointed head of the propaganda mug in her girls' school. Lily, on her admission, immediately fell in love, but, alas, for the first time unrequited. However, after several years of marriage with Osip yet been registered, and later Lily recalled the beginning of their relationship: "We Osei much philosophizing and finally believe that when talking about the supernatural made for each other. We both thought a lot on this subject, and I came to a conclusion about which said Osie. After listening to me, he's in perfect excitement went to his desk, took out a box scrawled notebook and began to read aloud almost word for word what I had just been told. "
She herself said that the attractiveness of the formula is very simple: "We need to convince the man that he is a great, or even brilliant, but that others do not understand. And let him that is not allowed at home. For example, smoking or go where they like. Well, the rest will be good shoes and silk underwear. " As a married woman, Lily flirted recklessly, but I tried not to cross the line ...
... as long as their life with Osip did not appear aspiring poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, with whom Lily met in 1915. To her it led younger sister Elsa, just finished the 8th class of the gymnasium. He is looked after by the young poet. "July 1915. Joyful date. Seeking to Lili and Osip Brik "- Mayakovsky wrote many years later in his autobiography. Brik House soon became his home, their family - his family.
In the evening the poet found his muse. "Volodya was in love with me once and for all. I say - forever and ever - because it will remain for centuries, and was born the hero, who will erase this love with the face of the earth "- then said Lily. Her attitude to the new fan was difficult, to say the least. As she wrote in her memoirs, her irritated Mayakovsky everything, including his appearance, and even the name, similar to the "vulgar pseudonym". But there in the memoirs she said that her adorable Osia "immediately fell in love with Volodya." And at that time the relationship between the couple had become strained, Osip paid less attention to his wife. Paradoxically, Lily drew in their marriage a third party to keep the union, which literally shocked is not puritanical Moscow at that time. Add spice to a relationship with her husband due to an affair with another man, to fix the creative tandem of two friends the commercial component - that Lily choice Yeah, the woman decided to outstanding problems in the family original way.
Once Lilya Brik and Mayakovsky went to Petrograd fashionable cafe "Halt comedians." Leaving, Lily had forgotten her purse, and the poet returned to her. At the next table sat a spectacular lady, well-known journalist Larisa Reisner, who looked at the Mayakovsky sadly: "You have now and will carry this bag for life! I Larisochka, can this bag in teeth wear - followed the proud answer - love resentment there, "This is how shocking affair married and frankly not dazzling natural beauty (certificates unbiased contemporaries and photo chronicle surprisingly unanimous in this issue) Ladies and brilliant! poet.
Lilya Brik by their example proved that necessarily be a written beauty to mad men.
On a visit to the family Brick Mayakovsky came known writers, and part-time friend of Mayakovsky: Velimir Khlebnikov, Sergey Yesenin, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Maxim Gorky. The soul and the natural center of the "cabin" was the hostess herself, Lilya Brik. Then there was Mayakovsky's poem "The Backbone Flute" in which, as in many subsequent verses, the poet sang of his violent feelings for Lily. A special place in the lyrics took Mayakovsky poem "Lilichka!". Liu - as it was called Mayakovsky - immediately realized that so you need to storms and suffering, and not stable feeling. Vladimir himself once said to her: "Oh, how I love it when tormented, jealous ..." For the sake of jealousy, he even elicited Lily details of her wedding night with her husband and then terribly worried. But some of these experiences resulted in lines of verse. Knowing this effect, the muse of the poet sometimes deliberately forced to be fidgety.
Maybe the secret charm of Lily Brik was precisely her femininity. She could not live without beautiful clothes, she invented dresses. Mayakovsky much published, earnings enough for a comfortable life. Lily even persuaded him to bring from Paris Renault car and learn to drive, she has always been behind the wheel. When there was a threat of parting with Mayakovsky because of the love poet affair with a Russian emigrant Tatiana Yakovleva, Lily asked her sister, who lived in Paris, write a letter with the news that Tatiana allegedly marrying a wealthy viscount, and read the letter aloud on one of the evenings . Pale Mayakovsky immediately made a decision failed affair with Tatiana, who did not even know about the scam done by sisters. Suicide Lily Mayakovsky perceived quite calmly, saying that the poet was always "neurotic." Death as her husband Osip she survived with difficulty: "When Mayakovsky was not - did not Mayakovsky, Brik and when he died - I was dead." But after that her life was still a lot of men, beautiful courtship, flowers and gifts - all that is so fond of the muse.
After the death of the poet Lily engaged in preparation of collected works of Mayakovsky, but have difficulties with the publication. Then she wrote a letter to Stalin, asking for help in meeting the publication. That's what her letter, Stalin said: "Mayakovsky was and remains the best, most talented poet of our Soviet epoch. Indifference to his memory and work - crime of the "leader of the Word is not in question: Mayakovsky became a major poet of the Soviet Union..
Lili Brik collaborated with the GPU and other Soviet secret services, "went abroad more often than in Peredelkino."
About Lila Jurevne told that she and 80 years easily captivated cavaliers, skillfully changing the voice and facial expression, so that every man seemed - he is the chief of her life. Biographer Basil Katanyan Mayakovsky wrote about her: "She had a" live talent. "