Today I Wrote Nothing : The Selected Writing of Daniil Kharms Paperback
Daniil Kharms was one of the most iconoclastic writers to emerge from the hotbed of the early Soviet avant garde, but has only recently been recognised internationally.
English language readers now have a comprehensive collection of the prose and poetry that secured Kharms' cult reputation as a master of formal invention and of what today would be called 'micro-fiction'.
Kharms' uniquely deadpan style developed out of - and in spite of - the absurdities of life in Stalinist Russia.
An exciting discovery for fans of writers as disparate as George Saunders, John Ashbery, Diane Williams, and Martin McDonagh, "Today I Wrote Nothing" is an invaluable collection for readers of innovative writing everywhere.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 07/08/2009
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780715637715
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Review by jon1lambert
Nonsense at first sight, then you get the hang of it. Excellent. The author stated in 1937, as the preface confirms, `I am interested only in nonsense; only in that which has no practical meaning'.