Thursday, July 10, 2003

"Daniil Kharms was: a pipe-smoking St. Petersburg bachelor, an author of stories for children, a wearer of outlandish clothes and pseudonyms, a regular arrestee for alleged political offences including spying for a foreign power, and a member of OBERIU, the Union of Realist Art. He was also an absurdist poet and prose writer of the 20s, 30s and early 40s - perhaps the St Petersburg poet and prosist of his generation." from The Other St. Petersburg

I've been a fan of Kharms ever since I discovered his work a few years ago. His stories take me back to the days when I believed a litter of goblins lived beneath my bed and sent me covert messages at night.

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