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Man with the Black Coat, the (1971) [Collection]
by Daniil Kharms Alexander Vvedensky Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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This book brings together works by two of the outstanding talents of Soviet literature, Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky. It discloses a little-known tradition of absurdism that persisted during the Stalinist period, a testimony to both the hardiness of the Russian imagination in the face of socialist realism and the vitality of an important cultural and literary tradition.


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky
  • Mini-Stories by Daniil Kharms
    • The Cashier
    • Fedya Davydovich
    • The Beginning of a Beautiful Day (A Symphony)
    • Symphony No. 2
    • An Unsuccessful Show
    • The Carpenter Kushakov
    • Blue Notebook No. 10
    • Falling-Out Old Woman
    • An Event on the Street
    • A Sonnet
    • Vindication
    • A Meeting
    • Incidents
    • Petrakov
    • A Lynching
    • Losing Things
    • What They Sell in the Stores Nowadays
    • Anecdotes about Pushkin's Life
    • An Optical Illustion
    • A Suite
    • A Young Man Who Astonished a Watchman
    • A Dream
    • Grigoryev and Semyonov
    • A Play
    • Sleep Teases a Man
    • A Fable
    • The Connection
  • New Prose Translations by Daniil Kharms
    • Power
    • The Man with the Black Coat
    • The Notebook
    • A Letter
    • From Kharms's Notebooks
    • The Copper Look
    • A Private Letter about Love
    • The Knight
    • The Eleven Assertions of Daniil Ivanovich Kharms
    • A Subject for a Story
    • Crayfish
    • Kind Feelings
    • In an Album
  • The Old Woman by Daniil Kharms
  • Elizabeth Bam by Daniil Kharms
  • Stories for Children by Daniil Kharms
    • A Fairy Tale
    • A Children's Story
    • How Kolka Pankin Flew to Brazil and Petka Ershov Wouldn't Believe Anything
  • Christmas at the Ivanov's by Alexander Vvedensky
  • Poems in Russian by Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms
  • Appendix: The Oberiu Manifesto

Original title: Russia's Lost Literature of the Absurd: A Literary Discovery
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

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Edition #1: The Man with the Black Coat

The Man with the Black Coat (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: George Gibian
Edited by: George Gibian
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Man with the Black Coat, the (1987)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810115735
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 258

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