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By Jed Rasula

In 1916, as international struggle I raged round them, a gaggle of bohemians amassed at a small nightclub in Zurich, Switzerland for a chain of unusual performances. 3 readers at the same time recited a poem in 3 languages; a monocle-wearing teen played a spell from New Zealand; one other younger guy flung bits of papier-mâché into the air and stuck them into position the place they landed. this kind of artists referred to as the periods “both buffoonery and a requiem mass.” quickly they'd be identified by way of a extra evocative identify: Dada.

In Destruction used to be My Beatrice, modernist pupil Jed Rasula offers the 1st narrative heritage of the emergence, decline, and legacy of Dada, exhibiting how this unusual creative phenomenon unfold throughout Europe after which the realm within the wake of the nice battle, essentially reshaping smooth tradition in methods we’re nonetheless suffering to appreciate today.

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