The Man with the Black Coat: Russia's Literature of the Absurd
Northwestern University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
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.
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