Art exists that one may recover the sensation of life, it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stoney .
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|Birth:||24th January, 1893|
|Death:||6th December, 1984|
|Profession:||Critic, Pamphleteer, Writer|
Shklovsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. His father was Jewish and his mother was of German/Russian origin. He attended St. Petersburg University. During the First World War, he volunteered for the Russian Army and eventually became a driving trainer in an armoured car unit in St. Petersburg. There, in 1916, he founded OPOYAZ, one of the two groups that developed the critical theories and techniques of Russian Formalism.
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