Search Results: "Daniil Kharms"


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INCIDENCES by Daniil Kharms
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"An anorexic though not anemic collection that can be fully appreciated only with knowledge of the author's biography."
Gaunt vignettes, stories, scenarios, plays, and any other scrap of writing, however small, by a Soviet writer who was killed by the Stalinist regime. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The dynamic action will intrigue little children, but this fable will most interest those old enough to appreciate the subtext and the powerful art. (Picture book. 3+)"
From a Russian (1905-41) who began to write for children when, in the 1930's, his avant-garde adult poetry couldn't be published (and who died a political prisoner): a deceptively simple cumulative tale about a boy whose sled runs, one by one, into a hunter, a dog, a fox, and a hare, carrying them all together until they smash into a bear. ``And since then,/I've heard it said,/Willie never/rides his sled.'' Radunsky (illustrator of Marshak's The Pup Grew Up!, 1989) profiles the action, close up in the picture plane, on a cloud of windblown snow. Read full book review >

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FIRST, SECOND by Daniil Kharms
by Daniil Kharms, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal, translated by Richard Pevear
ADVENTURE
Released: April 25, 1996

"Rosenthal's superb illustrations are an irresistible cross- pollination of the Katzenjammer Kids with the daft tricksters found in Zap comics, situated in flat, graphically sophisticated landscapes. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Every journey has its logistical problems, but they come peck by drove in this absurdist's delight, penned in the 1930s by the Russian Kharms. Read full book review >

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IT HAPPENED LIKE THIS by Daniil Kharms
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This evocative tribute to a writer unfamiliar to most US children will find its readiest audience in adults interested in children's books. (Picture book. 8+)"
Ten absurdist poems and very short stories, written by Kharms (1905_1942) in Russia. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE HORSE by Vladimir Mayakovsky
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 14, 2017

"A glimpse into Soviet children's-book illustration; likely of more interest to scholars than to children. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Hot off the American presses comes this translated collection of three illustrated texts from the 1920s golden age of Soviet children's-book publishing. Read full book review >