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By Daniil Kharms,Alex Cigale

A author who defies categorization, Daniil Kharms has become considered as an important artist of the modernist avant-garde. His writing, which partakes of functionality, narrative, poetry, and visible components, was once principally suppressed in the course of his lifetime, which resulted in a psychiatric ward the place he starved to demise through the siege of Leningrad. His paintings, which survived in general in notebooks, can now be obvious as one of many pillars of absurdist literature, so much explicitly manifested within the Twenties and ’30s Soviet Union by way of the OBERIU staff, which inherited the mantle of Russian futurism from such poets as Vladimir Mayakovsky and Velimir Khlebnikov. this feature of prose and poetry offers the main finished portrait of the author in English translation thus far, revealing the arc of his occupation and together with a very beneficiant collection of his later work.

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