The Man with the Black Coat: Russia's Literature of the Absurd

The Man with the Black Coat Russia s Literature of the Absurd This book brings together works by two of the outstanding talents of Soviet literature Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky It discloses a little known tradition of absurdism that persisted during t

  • Title: The Man with the Black Coat: Russia's Literature of the Absurd
  • Author: Daniil Kharms Alexander Vvedensky George Gibian
  • ISBN: 9780810115736
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book brings together works by two of the outstanding talents of Soviet literature, Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky It discloses a little known tradition of absurdism that persisted during the Stalinist period, a testimony to both the hardiness of the Russian imagination in the face of socialist realism and the vitality of an important cultural and literary tradThis book brings together works by two of the outstanding talents of Soviet literature, Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky It discloses a little known tradition of absurdism that persisted during the Stalinist period, a testimony to both the hardiness of the Russian imagination in the face of socialist realism and the vitality of an important cultural and literary tradition.

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    1. "My nonsense hurts a little" - there's no more accurate assessment of these treasures than that quote from the treasures themselves. Because nonsense does hurt; absurdity may at least be a stab at humor, but at the root is a fundamental void. This writing captures the incredible cathartic power of language while at the same time not ignoring dire reality that makes it possible. "If only human beings sin, this means that the sins of the world are to be found in the human being himself. Sin does n [...]

    2. (I don't remember exactly what year I read this.) A book I actually have kept over the years. Read it front to back with relish. Later, it paired well with psilocybin, though I couldn't concentrate for more than a few pages.

    3. While Kharms' work in this is better translated in other editions and provides nothing new, Alexander Vvedensky's Christmas at the Ivanov's makes this entire book worth reading.

    4. Mostly comprised of Daniil Kharms' parable-like 'nonsense' stories, this book displays the Russian absurdists' (failed) attempt to rescue imagination and individuality from a national literature that was headed toward pedantic 'proletarian' fable. The result is writing that is as filled with wonder and dream-like fantasy and as honest and innocent as children's lit, where its authors finally found political shelter.

    5. Gibian's introductory essay contextualizes smartly this wonderful anthology that features mostly the work of Daniil Kharms. Much of this work had never been published in any language before and the mini-stories of Khaarms (some prose poems, some fables, all fabulous are a must read).

    6. Weird balance of work by the two featured writers. Should have just been a Kharms book and then done a separate book for Vvendsky. Buuut. All really great, funny, dark writing.

    7. I secretly write like them. Or want to write like them? There are certain similarities that strike me as odd and significant. I need more of them in my life.

    8. i read snippets of Kharms' writing in the new yorker and i was a smitten kitten. he is whimsical and eerie. finished! absolutely amazing.

    9. Why couldn't he have written a novel? It would have rivaled "A Confederacy of Dunces." These stories are funny and outrageous and perfect for the easily bored.

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