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By Theresa Papanikolas

Anarchism and the arrival of Paris Dada sheds new mild 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 battle. Drawing on such surviving documentation as correspondence, feedback, periodicals, pamphlets, and manifestoes, this booklet argues that, opposite to bought knowledge, Dada was once pushed through a imaginative and prescient of social switch via radical cultural upheaval. the 1st book-length learn to interrogate the Paris Dadaists' complicated and infrequently contested place within the postwar groundswell of anarcho-individualism, Anarchism and the arrival of Paris Dada bargains an extraordinary research of Paris Dada literature and artwork relating to anarchism, and in addition revives numerous little identified anarcho-individualist texts and periodicals. In doing so, it unearths the final ideological variety of the postwar French avant-garde and identifies its anarchist matters; furthermore, it demanding situations the authorised paradigm that postwar cultural politics have been monolithically nationalist. by means of positioning Paris Dada in its anarchist context, this quantity addresses a long-ignored lacuna in Dada scholarship and, extra largely, takes its position along the varied reports that during the last 20 years have problematized the politics of recent artwork, literature, and culture.

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