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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852423063
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Series: Extraordinary Classics Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniil Kharms was born in 1906. Kharms was arrested in 1931 for 'deflecting the people from the building of socialism by means of "trans-verse" verses' and told that he could only publish writing for children. By the end of the decade, even his writing for children was considered unfit for publication and in 1941 Kharms was re-arrested.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Old Woman 17
Blue Notebook No. 10 (or 'The Red-Haired Man') 49
Incidents 49
The Plummeting Old Women 50
A Sonnet 51
Petrov and Kamarov 52
The Optical Illusion 52
Pushkin and Gogol 53
The Carpenter Kushakov 54
The Trunk 55
The Incident with Petrakov 56
The Story of the Fighting Men 57
The Dream 58
The Mathematician and Andrey Semyonovich 59
The Young Man who Astonished a Watchman 61
Four Illustrations of How a New Idea Disconcerts a Man Unprepared for It 63
Losses 64
Makarov and Petersen 65
Lynch Law 66
An Encounter 67
An Unsuccessful Show 67
Clunk 69
What They Sell in the Shops These Days 70
Mashkin Killed Koshkin 72
Sleep Teases a Man 73
The Hunters 74
An Historical Episode 76
Fedya Davidovich 79
Anecdotes from the Life of Pushkin 81
The Start of a Very Nice Summer's Day 82
Pakin and Rakukin 83
[Kalindov] 89
Five Unfinished Narratives 89
[Koka Briansky] 91
[Aleksey Tolstoy] 92
On Phenomena and Existences: No. 1 93
On Phenomena and Existences: No. 2 95
On Equilibrium 97
[Andrey Semyonovich] 99
Rebellion 100
[Ivan Yakovlevich Bobov] 101
A Knight 105
A Story 109
An Unexpected Drinking Bout 110
Theme for a Story 112
[There Once Was a Man . . .] 113
Father and Daughter 114
The Fate of a Professor's Wife 116
The Cashier 119
The Memoirs of a Wise Old Man 123
Comprehensive Research 127
The Connection 130
A Nasty Character 132
A New Talented Writer 133
[They Call Me the Capuchin] 135
The Artist and the Clock 136
[I Had Raised Dust] 137
[A Shortish Gent . . .] 138
Knights 139
The Lecture 141
Myshin's Triumph 142
The Falling 145
[Perechin] 147
The Drawback 148
Symphony No. 2 150
Rehabilitation 151
Yelizaveta Bam: A Dramatic Work 153
On the Circle 187
On Laughter 188
On Time, Space and Existence 189
From 'A Tract More or Less According to a Synopsis of Emerson': On an Approach to Immortality 194
Letter to the Lipavskys 196
A Letter 199
Letter to K.V. Pugachova: an extract 201
Letter to his Sister: Ye. I. Yuvachova 203
Letter to Aleksandr Vvedensky 204
[How I Was Born] 206
The Incubating Period 208
Memoirs [I Decided to Mess Up the Party . . .] 209
[I Love Sensual Women] 216
Foma Bobrov and his Spouse 217
Disarmed, or Unfortunate in Love 221
[But the Artist] 222
How a Man Crumbled 223
[I didn't go in for . . .] 224
Further Reading 226
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