Paperback Picture a tall, thin man with blazing light blue eyes parading down the main pedestrian boulevard in a city wearing a tweed suit, Sherlock Holmes double-brimmed hat and smoking a curved ivory Sherlock Holmes pipe, putting himself on display as if he were a perfectly balanced combination of Oscar Wilde and that famous London detective. And, as the crowning moment of his performance, the tall, thin man halts in the middle of a gaping crowd of onlookers and theatrically lies down in the middle of the sidewalk, and then, after several minutes, nonchalantly rises to his feet and continues his stroll.
December 17, — February 2, Image from www. I am interested in life only in its absurd manifestation. During his lifetime Kharms was best known for his humorous children's stories.
His other works, held in private archives, were rediscovered in the late s and today his fame rests chiefly on his experimental, absurd prose pieces.
Children, for example, should never be beaten with a knife or anything made of iron, but women - the opposite: He was arrested in and spent time in the Schiesselburg Fortress and in Sakhalin in far eastern Siberia. In prison, he became religious and a pacifist. After his release, he returned to St.
Petersburg and took up writing.
There he learned German and English. His notebooks contain hand-written copies of the poems of Lewis Carroll in English. In he entered the Leningrad Electro-Technical College but did not graduate.
In he enrolled in a film course at the Leningrad Institute of the History of the Arts. Kharms began to perform in public as a poetry reader, reciting his own works as well as those of other Soviet poets, including Mayakovsky, Severyanin and many others.
He attended literary evenings and became friends with Vvedensky. There he started using his most popular pseudonym Daniil Kharms. They divorced in and two years later Kharms married Marina Malich to whom he dedicated a special notebook of his prose pieces.
Kharms was tall and long-haired, and due to his fascination with Sherlock Holmes, he dressed in a British-style jacket. His apartment was full of books on black magic and occultist symbols. On his old harmonium, Kharms played Bach and Mozart.
Kharms joined the Leningrad branch of the All-Russian Union of Poets in but three years later he was expelled. During this period, two of his poems were published in anthologies produced by the Leningrad branch of the All-Russian Union of Poets.The following is a collection of some of Kharms' wonderfully absurd short stories *** Once there lived a red-haired man who lacked eyes and ears.
Ha was also lacking all hair, so he was called red-haired only with a large degree of generalization. The Rudiments of Daniil Kharms in Further Pursuit of the Red-haired Man. uploaded by. Kharms's observations are often inconsequential and almost defiantly mundane, but at his best he produced brilliant, paranoid parables of the Stalin regime - such as the story of a red-haired man.
Poem The Red-Haired Man. Poet Name: Daniil Ivanovich Kharms; Poem About: Biography Poems. Here you will find the Poem The Red-Haired Man of poet Daniil Ivanovich Kharms The Red-Haired Man.
There was a red-haired man who had no eyes or ears. Neither did he have any hair, so he was called red-haired theoretically. The Red-Haired Man There was a red-haired man who had no eyes or ears.
Neither did he have any hair, so he was called red-haired theoretically. He couldn't speak, since he didn't have a mouth. Neither did he have a nose. He didn't even have any arms or legs.
He had no stomach and he had no back and he had no spine and he had no innards whatsoever.
The red-haired man is an absurd miniature No. 10 from the work of Daniil Kharms “The Blue Notebook”, also later included in the series “Cases” under No. 1. Daniil Kharms The Blue Notebook, No.
10 (Redheaded Man) There lived a redheaded man who had no eyes and no ears. He didn't even have hair so that he was called redheaded.