"I am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary": The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms (Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the Twentieth Century)

"I am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary": The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms (Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the Twentieth Century)


as well as his quite a few works in prose and poetry for either youngsters and adults, Daniil Kharms (1905-42), one of many founders of Russia’s “lost literature of the absurd,” wrote notebooks and a diary for many of his grownup existence. released for the 1st time in recent times in Russian, those notebooks supply an intimate examine the way of life and struggles of 1 of the significant figures of the literary avant-garde in Post-Revolutionary Leningrad. whereas Kharms’s tales were translated and released in English, those diaries represents a useful resource for English-language readers who, having already chanced on Kharms in translation, wish to know about the lifestyles and instances of an avant-garde author within the first a long time of Soviet energy.

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