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Daniil Kharms

Russia (1905 - 1942)

Daniil Kharms was an early Soviet-era surrealist and absurdist poet, writer and dramatist.His reputation in the 20th century in Russia was largely based on his widely beloved work for children. His other writings (a vast assortment of stories, miniatures, plays, poems, and pseudo-scientific, philosophical investigations) were virtually unknown until 1970's, and not published officially in Russia until "glasnost".