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The Russian Avant-Garde Goes Underground

Oberiu: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism book cover
A Colloquium and a Reading With Anthony Anemone, Polina Barskova, Ainsley Morse, Eugene Ostashevsky, Peter Scotto, Bela Shayevich & Matvei Yankelevich
Date and Time: 
April 20, 2013 - 2:00PM
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

• 2:00 pm Panel

• 4:30 pm Reading

In the late 1920s the group of young Russian writers who called themselves OBERIU seemed poised for avant-garde stardom, but the emergence of the Stalinist state, with its repression of avant-garde art, drove them underground. The editors and translators of Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think and Daniil Kharms’s Notebooks will discuss the lives and works of these writers, whom the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation and The Believer call “as relevant today as ever.”

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House. Presented in conjunction with the Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia.
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations