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The posthuman Dada guide : Tzara & Lenin play chess, Andrei Codrescu

Label
The posthuman Dada guide : Tzara & Lenin play chess
Title
The posthuman Dada guide
Title remainder
Tzara & Lenin play chess
Statement of responsibility
Andrei Codrescu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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.""--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Codrescu, Andrei
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3553.O3
  • BH301.C92
LC item number
  • Z46 2009
  • C67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The public square
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dadaism
  • Communism and culture
  • Communism and culture
  • Dadaism
  • Dadaism (litteratur)
Label
The posthuman Dada guide : Tzara & Lenin play chess, Andrei Codrescu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
235 p.
Isbn
9780691137780
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008037893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)245535713
  • (OCoLC)ocn245535713
Label
The posthuman Dada guide : Tzara & Lenin play chess, Andrei Codrescu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
235 p.
Isbn
9780691137780
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008037893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)245535713
  • (OCoLC)ocn245535713

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