Daniil Kharms

Ювачёв (Хармс), Даниил Иванович

Poet, writer dramatist

Born St. Petersburg, 30 December 1905

Died St. Petersburg, 2 February 1942

 

Daniil Kharms grew up in the family of a naval officer who was exiled for his participation into revolutionary activities. After studying at the privileged Petrashula he started studying at the Leningrad Electrotechnical College but was expelled within the year. He liked the work of the poet Tufanov who was an admirer of the works by Khlebnikov as was Aleksandr Vvedenskii whom he befriended. In 1926 and 1927 he published in a Leningrad literary Almanac two poems, that were the only works for adult that he saw in print. From 1927 till 1930 he was cofounder of the avantgarde absurdist lietray group Oberiu (Association of real art) that included Aleksandr Vvedenskii, Nikolai Zabolotskii, Nikolai Oleinikov, K. Vaginov and Igor Bakhterev. During this period he befriended also kazimir Malevich and other avant-garde artists.

From 1928 onwards he would work as a writer for the children's magazines Ezh (Hedgehog) and Chizh (Siskin). Many of his stories were also published as children's books. In 1931 he was arrested and exiled to Kursk. In 1932 he returned to Leningrad where he was arrested anew in 1941. He died in jail in 1942 and was buried in one of the mass graves at the Leningrad Piskarovkoe cemetery.

 

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