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By Theresa Papanikolas

Anarchism and the appearance of Paris Dada sheds new gentle on Paris Dada's function in constructing the anarchist and individualist philosophies that contributed to shaping the cultural discussion in France following the 1st global struggle. Drawing on such surviving documentation as correspondence, feedback, periodicals, pamphlets, and manifestoes, this booklet argues that, opposite to acquired knowledge, Dada was once pushed by means of a imaginative and prescient of social switch via radical cultural upheaval. the 1st book-length examine to interrogate the Paris Dadaists' complicated and sometimes contested place within the postwar groundswell of anarcho-individualism, Anarchism and the appearance of Paris Dada deals an extraordinary research of Paris Dada literature and artwork on the subject of anarchism, and likewise revives various little identified anarcho-individualist texts and periodicals. In doing so, it finds the overall ideological variety of the postwar French avant-garde and identifies its anarchist issues; furthermore, it demanding situations the approved paradigm that postwar cultural politics have been monolithically nationalist. via positioning Paris Dada in its anarchist context, this quantity addresses a long-ignored lacuna in Dada scholarship and, extra extensively, takes its position along the various experiences that during the last 20 years have problematized the politics of recent artwork, literature, and culture.

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