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Author: Хармс, Даниил, 1905-1942. ; Daniil Kharms; Matvei Yankelevich
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daniil Kharms has long been heralded as one of the most iconoclastic writers of the Soviet era, but the full breadth of his achievement is only in recent years, following the opening of Kharms's archives, being recognized internationally. In this brillant translation by Matvei Yankelevich, English-language readers now have a comprehensive collection of the prose and poetry that secured Kharms's literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Kharms, Daniil, 1905-1942.
Today I wrote nothing.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2007
(OCoLC)647638392
Named Person: Daniil Kharms; Daniil Kharms; Daniil Kharms
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Хармс, Даниил, 1905-1942. ; Daniil Kharms; Matvei Yankelevich
ISBN: 9781585677436 1585677434
OCLC Number: 212817763
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : The real Kharms --
A note on the text --
Events --
Blue notebook #10 --
Events --
Tumbling old women --
Sonnet --
Petrov and Mostitov --
An optical illusion --
Pushkin and Gogol --
The carpenter Kushakov --
The trunk --
An incident involving Petrakov --
Fight story --
A dream --
The mathematician and Andrei Semyonovich --
The young man who surprised the watchman --
Four illustrations --
Losses --
Makarov and Petersen #3 --
Lynch law --
The meeting --
An unsuccessful play --
Knock! --
What they sell in stores nowadays --
Mashkin killed Koshkin --
Sleep mocks a man --
The hunters --
An episode from history --
Fedya Davidovich --
Anegdotes from the life of Pushkin --
The beginning of a very fine summer's day --
Pakin and Rakukin --
The old woman --
The blue notebook. Other writings --
(An incident on the railroad) --
The aviation of transformation --
Fire --
[Serenade] --
Visiting Zabolotsky --
"All the trees go piff ..." --
"A fly struck the forehead ..." --
Theme for a story --
"There lived a miller ..." --
An evil gathering of infidels --
"We were lying in bed ..." --
Notnow --
The werld --
"One day Andrei Wasilyevich ..." --
Prayer before sleep --
"At two o'clock on Nevsky Prospect ..." --
The window --
Hnyu and the water --
Hnyu --
friend of the lamp --
Hnyu --
"I know the reason that the roads ..." --
"How strange, how indescribably strange ..." --
"I raised my gaze higher and higher ..." --
"Man is made of three parts ..." --
"I am alone ..." --
"We lived in two rooms ..." --
An unexpected drinking party --
A Ffairy tale --
F.L.F. --
"I understood while walking in the woods ..." --
"Dear Nikandr Andreyevich ..." --
On the ills of smoking --
"In America there lived two Americans ..." --
Girlfriend --
The constancy of dirt and joy --
"The little old man scratched himself with both hands ..." --
The difference in height between husband and wife --
[Black water] --
"A neck stuck out from the collar of the fool's shirt ..." --
On equilibrium --
On phenomena and existences #1 --
On phenomena and existences #2 --
The fall from grace --
What are we to do? --
"Would you like me to tell you a story about the crichen ..." --
"There's a rumor that soon all the broads ..." --
Song --
Holiday --
An incident on the street --
To Oleinikov --
First epistle to Marina. A knight --
"A monk walked into a mausoleum ..." --
"I was born in the reeds ..." --
"Now I will tell you how I was born ..." --
My time in the incubator --
A fable --
"There lived a man called Kuznetsov ..." --
"A window with a drawn curtain ..." --
"A Frenchman was given a couch ..." --
The intimate sufferings of a musician --
The death of a little old man --
"Once Marina told me ..." --
[The copper look] --
The fate of the professor's wife --
How one man fell to pieces --
"There once was a mechanic ..." --
Father and daughter --
Something about Puskin --
"Into the woods Petrov walked on ..." --
"Is there anything on earth that might have meaning ..." --
"A man had left his home one day ..." --
"I looked long at the green trees ..." --
How I was visited by messengers --
The connection --
"Do not wave the wheel around ..." --
Passacaglia #1 --
The four-legged crow --
"When sleep is running away from a man ..." --
The death of the wild warrior --
The artist and his watch --
A new talented writer --
"I hate children ..." --
A treatise more or less following Emerson --
"I thought about eagles for a long time" --
"When I see a man, I want to smack him in the face ..." --
The lecture --
The interference --
"How easy it is for a person to get mixed up ..." --
Power --
"Perechin sat on a thumbtack ..." --
"A half-transparent youth tossed in his bed ..." --
Sinfonia #2 --
Rehabilitation --
Notes --
Glossary of characters, settings, and historical figures (including Kharms's circle).
Other Titles: Works.
Selected writings of Daniil Kharms
Responsibility: edited and translated by Matvei Yankelevich.

Abstract:

Daniil Kharms has long been heralded as one of the most iconoclastic writers of the Soviet era, but the full breadth of his achievement is only in recent years, following the opening of Kharms's archives, being recognized internationally. In this brillant translation by Matvei Yankelevich, English-language readers now have a comprehensive collection of the prose and poetry that secured Kharms's literary reputation--a reputation that grew in Russia even as the Soviet establishment worked to suppress it. A master of formally inventive poetry and what today would be called "micro-fiction," Kharms built off the legacy of Russian futurist writers to create a uniquely deadpan style that developed out of, and in spite of, the absurdities of everyday life in Stalinist Russia. Featuring the acclaimed novella "The old woman" and darkly humorous short prose sequence "Events" (Sluchai), Today I wrote nothing also includes dozens of short prose pieces, plays, and poems long admired in Russia, but never before available in English. Including a comprehensive introduction to Kharms's work and life and notes on the text, this bold look at the work of a neglected master is both an invaluable contribution for students of Russian literature, and an exciting discovery for readers of innovative writing eveywhere.--Book jacket flap.

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