Untertitel: The Real Life and Celestial Adventures of Tristan Tzara
Format: 226x177x32 mm
Verlag: The MIT Press
Author: Marius Hentea
As the leader of Dada, Tzara created 'the moment art changed forever.' But, Hentea shows, Tzara and Dada were not coterminous. Tzara went on to publish more than fifty books; he wrote one of the great poems of surrealism; he became a recognized expert on primitive art; he was an active antifascist, a communist, and (after the Soviet repression of the Hungarian Revolution) a former communist. Hentea offers a detailed exploration of Tzaras early life in Romania, neglected by other scholars; a scrupulous assessment of the Dada years; and an original examination of Tzaras life and works after Dada. The one thing that remained constant through all of Tzaras artistic and political metamorphoses, Hentea tells us, was a desire to unlock the secrets and mysteries of language.