This chapter is focused on the main steps of the history of the literary group OBERIU. The analusis of its place in cultural history of interwar Russia/USSR is outlined. The chapter also contains scetch of the main traits of style and aesthetics of Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedenskii, two most prominent representatives of the OBERIU group; the poetics of Nickolai Zabolotskii and Konstantin Vaginov, two other outstanding artists who took part in OBERIU activity are discussed in the separate chapters of this handbook.
"Semiotics of Scandal" is the third collection of the series "Mechanisms of culture". It presents the materials of an international conference held at the Center for Slavic studies (Sorbonne, Paris). The authors, using different methodologies, analyze different forms of scandal as one of the dominant categories of the literary process, history, and politics.