Peri/od/ical: Dada (1917-1921)

Dada. Edited by Tristan Tzara. Zurich, Paris, 1917-1921
7 numbers

André Breton, René Hilsum, Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard 
posing with a copy of Dada 3, 1919

1 thought on “Peri/od/ical: Dada (1917-1921)

  1. “Always destroy what is in you.”

    “Not the old, not the new, but the necessary.”

    “There is a literature that does not reach the voracious mass. It is the work of creators, issued from a real necessity in the author, produced for himself. It expresses the knowledge of a supreme egoism, in which laws wither away. Every page must explode, either by profound heavy seriousness, the whirlwind, poetic frenzy, the new, the eternal, the crushing joke, enthusiasm for principles, or by the way in which it is printed. On the one hand a tottering world in flight, betrothed to the glockenspiel of hell, on the other hand: new men. Rough, bouncing, riding on hiccups. Behind them a crippled world and literary quacks with a mania for improvement.”

    ― Tristan Tzara


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *