Synopses & Reviews
“With remarkable precision and fluid language, the stories capture everyday tension in a land where an innocent knock on the door might mean entrapment in a bureaucratic maze or even death at the hands of the military.”—The New York Times Book Review
This collection of stories is composed of short miniatures, many of which the author called “incidents.” The quirky, bold writing of Incidences perfectly captures the surreal spirit of its times.
Soviet 'incidents' that perfectly capture the surreal spirit of the times
About the Author
Daniil Kharms was born in 1906. Kharms was arrested in 1931 for 'deflecting the people from the building of socialism by means of "trans-verse" verses' and told that he could only publish writing for children. By the end of the decade, even his writing for children was considered unfit for publication and in 1941 Kharms was re-arrested and