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The Posthuman Dada Guide - tzara and lenin play chess (Paperback, with French flaps) Loot Price: R244
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The Posthuman Dada Guide - tzara and lenin play chess (Paperback, with French flaps)

Andrei Codrescu

Series: The Public Square

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"This is a guide for instructing posthumans in living a Dada life. It is not advisable, nor was it ever, to lead a Dada life."--"The Posthuman Dada Guide"

"The Posthuman Dada Guide" is an impractical handbook for practical living in our posthuman world--all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the daddy of Dada, and V. I. Lenin, the daddy of communism. This epic game at Zurich's Cafe de la Terrasse--a battle between radical visions of art and ideological revolution--lasted for a century and may still be going on, although communism appears dead and Dada stronger than ever. As the poet faces the future mass murderer over the chessboard, neither realizes that they are playing for the world. Taking the match as metaphor for two poles of twentieth- and twenty-first-century thought, politics, and life, Andrei Codrescu has created his own brilliantly Dadaesque guide to Dada--and to what it can teach us about surviving our ultraconnected present and future. Here dadaists Duchamp, Ball, and von Freytag-Loringhoven and communists Trotsky, Radek, and Zinoviev appear live in company with later incarnations, including William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gilles Deleuze, and Newt Gingrich. "The Posthuman Dada Guide" is arranged alphabetically for quick reference and (some) nostalgia for order, with entries such as "eros (women)," "internet(s)," and "war." Throughout, it is written in the belief "that posthumans lining the road to the future (which looks as if it exists, after all, even though Dada is against it) need the solace offered by the primal raw energy of Dada and its inhuman sources.""

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Public Square
Release date: February 2009
First published: 2009
Authors: Andrei Codrescu
Dimensions: 204 x 104 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 235
Edition: with French flaps
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-13778-0
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > Surrealism & Dada
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
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LSN: 0-691-13778-1
Barcode: 9780691137780

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