by Branislav Jakovljevic
Northwestern University Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-8101-2553-7 | Paper: 978-0-8101-2554-4
Library of Congress Classification PG3476.K472Z73 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.7842


The "texts" of Russian artist and thinker Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) were so many and varied and often unique (narrative, dramatic, philosophical, poetic, mathematical, pictographic, diagrammatic, musical, biographical) that they defied categorization—and, thus, thorough study or appreciation—through much of the twentieth century. This book, the first in English to view Kharms’s oeuvre in its entirety, is also the first to offer a complete, inclusive, and coherent understanding of the overall project of this artist and writer now considered a major figure in the modernist canon of Europe.