Plummeting old women, masturbation obsessions, false mustaches, and NKVD arrests for subversive children’s literature. Aidan Flax-Clark explores the life of Russian surrealist Daniil Kharms, reading some of his prose miniatures and speaking with translators Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto about their new book, I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary: the notebooks, diaries, and letters of Daniil Kharms.
Intro and outro music by Ui. “Drive Until He Sleeps,” from the album Lifelike. Buy it here.