Daniil Kharms and the Poetics of the Absurd

Essays and Materials

  • Neil Cornwell

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introductory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Iakov Druskin
      Pages 22-31
    3. Anatolii Aleksandrov
      Pages 32-46
  3. General Studies

  4. The Prose Works

  5. The Poetic Works

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Lazar Fleishman
      Pages 159-168
    3. Daniil Kharms
      Pages 169-170
    4. Jerzy Faryno
      Pages 171-174
  6. The Theatrical Works

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Tat’iana Nikol’skaia
      Pages 195-199
    3. Mikhail Meilakh
      Pages 200-219
  7. Conclusion and Apparatus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Robin Milner-Gulland
      Pages 243-267
    3. Neil Cornwell, Julian Graffy
      Pages 268-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 278-282

About this book


This volume of essays and other materials offers an assessment of the short prose, verse and drama of Daniil Kharms, Leningrad absurdist of the 1920s and 1930s, who was one of the last representatives of the Russian literary avante-garde.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Neil Cornwell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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