Writer and poet Daniil Kharms died of starvation in Leningrad psychiatric hospital during the siege, with a probability of 95% is buried at Piskarevskoye the grave, said organizers of the newly established prize the estate of harms.
“We decided to go the logical way is to figure out where the hell they buried the people at this time, as they indulged in the dust of the earth. In the winter of 1942 in Leningrad was almost catastrophic situation, the threat of the epidemic. Temperature – minus 25 degrees with the wind, to bury completely impossible… the Earth blew up and dug the trench. This highlighted several areas Seraphim, Theological, and Piskarevsky. Having studied the documents in the archive Piskarevsky, we found an algorithm: from the area Arsenal street, the dead were taken out there,” leads to”Fontanka” the words of the head of the competition, the writer and journalist Alexander of Mars.
More precisely, in his view, to determine the burial place of Kharms’s impossible, but the researchers hope to flesh out the plot with precision of several tranches.
“Work will continue. We need to get to the archive of the asylum, to make a request to the FSB. You may experience memories, documents that will bring ordinary people. I hope our message will encourage harmagedon to engage in further search in this direction,” says Mars.
Known harmood Alex Dmitrienko, head of the publishing house “Vita Nova”, considered the work of colleagues convincing, the newspaper notes. “This is a competent historical research, produced with the support of archival sources,” he explained.
As transfers “Interfax”, now the organizing Committee Kharms “plans, in conjunction with leading charmaigne to start work on the design of the Cenotaph” on Piskarevsky.
Daniil Kharms (Yuvachev) was born 30 Dec 1905 in St. Petersburg. As a professional poet Kharms entered the literature in the mid 1920’s, when some of his poems appeared in anthologies.
Kharms was one of the founders of the literary group OBERIU (Association of real art). Harms read his works at meetings with the public, his poems and stories were spread in manuscripts. In 1930, the activities of the OBERIU as “enterprises formalists” was banned.
Marshak, highly appreciating the talent harms, drew him to work in children’s literature. In 1928 Kharms published poetry for children in magazines “Siskin” and “Hedgehog”. Emerged as a few of his children’s books, including such works as “Ivan Ivanovich Samovar”, “Game” and “Million”.
In 1931, Kharms and the oberiuty a number were arrested on charges of involvement in “anti-Soviet group of writers”. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment, and the sentence was mentioned “concentration camp”. Later the sentence was commuted to exile to Kursk.
After returning from exile, Kharms continued to write, but to publish, he managed only children’s books. In 1937, Marshak created a children’s publishing house in Leningrad was destroyed, many authors and staff arrested. Kharms was arrested in August 1941, denounced friend of Anna Akhmatova and many years agent of the NKVD Antonina Orangeraie. He was accused of spreading slanderous and defeatist attitude. To avoid execution, the writer feigned madness, and was identified in a psychiatric hospital. He died in a hospital prison “Crosses” from starvation in February 1942.
In 1956, Kharms was rehabilitated. When the poet’s life was published only two of his “adult” poems. Since the late 1960s, his works were published in the USSR as humorous. However, most of the texts went in samizdat and were published abroad. On the influence of the writer on alternative culture and literature spoke only at the end of the twentieth century. In particular, his influence can be traced in the works of Boris Grebenshchikov and Viktor Pelevin.