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Chanson Dada

Chanson Dada contains all the poems of legendary Dada poet Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) translated by English poet Lee Harwood. Translated as a labor of love over a ten year period the poems encompass the full range of Tzara's works, the results of which have brought Tzara's poetry to life for English language readers for over 25 years. Completely revised, updated edition of this classic survey.
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Table of Contents

1 evening 2 Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings 3 The Dada Review 4 The Jugglers 5 The Seaman 6 from Circus 7 total circuit by the moon and colour 8 the death of guillaume apollinaire 9 from cinema calendar of the abstract heart 10 maison flac 11 railway station 12 the white leprous giant in the countryside 13 the great lament over my obscurity 14 drugstore-conscience 15 small town in siberia 16 instant our brother 17 glass to pass through peaceful 18 retreat 19 springtime 20 notes 21 dada song 22 on a sun-ripple 23 vegetable swallow 24 around 25 the condemned 26 from Mr AA the antiphilosopher 27 landscapes and accidents 28 Way 29 Approach 30 Volt 31 Rule 32 Palm Grove 33 from The Approximate Man 34 from budding traps 35 from where the wolves drink 36 from the well-digger of looks 37 from night summary 38 on the road of sea stars 39 from the inner face 40 ambling along 41 acceptance of spring 42 from strays 43 For Robert Desno 44 on account 45 without striking a blow 46 from the destroyed days 47 the weight of the world 48 from Good Time 49 Full Gas 50 end of summer 51 Sources 52 dada / My Heart Belongs to Dada 53 Bibliography of Tristan Tzara: Books published 1916-1982 54 Acknowledgements

About the Author

Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) was the legendary and prolific poet, playwright, founder of Dada, and on and off again collaborator of Breton's Surrealist group. Translator Lee Harwood is widely regarded as one of the finest poets working in Britain today. Widely anthologized, over 20 volumes of his poetry has been published to date, including his recent "Collected poems." He resides in Brighton, England.


On the prior edition: "Selected Poems of Tristan Tzara, translated by Lee Harwood, is the best collection of poems by the leader of Dada to have appeared in this country. Harwood has caught nicely this poet's blend of irony. Black humour and lyricism. -- The Sunday Times (London)

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