Daniil Kharms: Writing and the Event

Daniil Kharms: Writing and the Event

by Branislav Jakovljevic PhD

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ISBN-13: 9780810125544
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2009
Series: Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Branislav Jakovljevic is an assistant professor in the department of drama at Stanford University. He specializes in modernist theater and the avant-garde, and in his current research he focuses on the relation of the event to performance. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Writer of Disaster 3

1 Against Metaphor 33

The OBERIU Situation of the Object 33

Obscure Mirror 42

The Fifth Meaning 52

Concreteness, Case 56

2 Writing Without Difference 69

Clarity of Order 69

Hieroglyphics 76

3 Infinity-Letter-Event 102

The Tropical Sensation 102

Theaters and Xs 117

Cisfinitum 131

Zero, First 136

? 143

4 Theaters of Terror 155

Incub-Ator 155

The Kharms Effect 164

On Anthology 173

Dummy 187

5 Event and Performances 199

He Hiccuped 199

Diagram 204

The New Anatomy 219

Kharmonius 230

Conclusion: It Happens... 245

Notes 255

Works Cited 279

Index 291

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