OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism

OBERIU An Anthology of Russian Absurdism OBERIU is an anthology of short works by three leading Russian absurdists Alexander Vvedensky Daniil Kharms and Nikolai Zabolotsky Between and the three made up the core of an avant garde

  • Title: OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism
  • Author: Eugene Ostashevsky Alexander Vvedensky Daniil Kharms
  • ISBN: 9780810122932
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • OBERIU is an anthology of short works by three leading Russian absurdists Alexander Vvedensky, Daniil Kharms, and Nikolai Zabolotsky Between 1927 and 1930, the three made up the core of an avant garde literary group called OBERIU from an acronym standing for The Union of Real Art It was a movement so artfully anarchic, and so quickly suppressed, that readers only begaOBERIU is an anthology of short works by three leading Russian absurdists Alexander Vvedensky, Daniil Kharms, and Nikolai Zabolotsky Between 1927 and 1930, the three made up the core of an avant garde literary group called OBERIU from an acronym standing for The Union of Real Art It was a movement so artfully anarchic, and so quickly suppressed, that readers only began to discover its strange and singular brilliance three decades after it was extinguished and then only in samizdat and migr publications Some called it the last of the Russian avant garde, and others called it the first and last instance of Absurdism in Russia Though difficulty to pigeon hole, OBERIU and the pleasures of its poetry and prose are, with this volume, at long last fully open to English speaking readers Skillfully translated to preserve the weird charm of the originals, these poems and prose pieces display all the hilarity and tragedy, the illogical action and puppetlike violence and eroticism, and the hallucinatory intensity that brought down the wrath of the Soviet censors Today they offer an uncanny reflection of the distorted reality they reject.

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    1. Because the Oberiu poets enjoyed using strict rhyme the way Oulipo writers dug theoretical procedures and constraints, it's difficult to speak about some of the poetry in this collection - who knows how much the translators fudged to work around slant rhymes and sound approximations? The poetry of Zabolotsky, especially, seems to suffer through translation, but what the hell do I know as a non Russian speaker? That being said, no amount of translation issues can stop the poetry of Alexander Vved [...]


    2. A brilliant anthology. Ostashevsky should be thanked profusely for putting this together for we otherwise deprived western readers!


    3. OBERIU (Russian: ОБэРИу - Объединение реального искусства; English: the Union of Real Art or the Association for Real Art) was a short-lived avant-garde collective of Russian Futurist writers, musicians, and artists in the 1920s and 1930s. The group coalesced in the context of the "intense centralization of Soviet Culture" and the decline of the avant garde culture of Leningrad, as "leftist" groups were becoming increasingly marginalized.Founded in 1928 by Dani [...]


    4. Call me old-fashioned, call me a philistine, but I believe that a writer’s first duty is to be intelligible or, failing that, to be unintelligible in an interesting way. I’m not arguing for simplicity: Finnegans Wake is plenty intelligible as long as you’ve done some post-graduate work in modernist literature and know six or seven European languages. I’m arguing for a quota of coherence. By that measure, OBERIU is a failure. I’m sure that, in the original Russian, the poetry of the Sov [...]


    5. these writers are a major revelation for me. Right place and right time. excellent introduction by the editor too. "We’re mere infants when it comes to science.But we do love the inch."So much great writing in here.


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