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The magic bishop : Hugo Ball, Dada poet

Author: Erdmute Wenzel White
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : Camden House, 1998.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The present study takes a new look at Hugo Ball (1886-1927), poet, musician, dancer, impresario, philosopher, one of the brilliant literary figures of the early twentieth century. Ball worked with some of the great artists of his time, including Kandinsky, von Laban, Tzara, and Hans Arp. He was at the cutting edge of modern thought as theater director, Dada agitator, and leading member of the luminous Bern circle.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hugo Ball; Hugo Ball; Hugo Ball; Hugo Ball; Hugo Ball
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erdmute Wenzel White
ISBN: 1571131280 9781571131287
OCLC Number: 39261853
Language Note: Includes poems in English and German.
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "Zur Sonne" --
A Short Biography --
2. The Palatine Forest Poems --
Early Poetry --
3. The Expressionist Poet --
"Realism of the Uninhibited" --
4. "Totentanz 1916" --
Theme and Variation --
5. Toward the Blaue Reiter --
Hugo Ball and the Theater --
6. Musique Concrete --
Simultan Krippenspiel --
7. Sound Poems --
8. Poetry and Performance Art --
9. Tenderenda the Fantast --
Telling the Story --
10. Tenderenda the Fantast --
"Wild Words and Specious Phrases" --
11. Tenderenda the Fantast --
Freeing of Mind --
12. Flight out of Time --
Detached Thoughts --
Appendix. Poems and Texts by Hugo Ball.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Erdmute Wenzel White.

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Pioneering study of undeservedly neglected figure in the early twentieth-century German literary world.  Read more...

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Sheds new light on an author who is unfairly excluded from the canon.... This very readable work, with its useful and illuminating scholarship, is important for a wider understanding of the Dada Read more...

 
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