Poems, Performance, Pieces, Proses, Plays, Poetics (PPPPPP)

Poems, Performance, Pieces, Proses, Plays, Poetics (PPPPPP)

Schwitters, Kurt; Edited and translated by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris

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Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Temple University Press
Date Published: 1993
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good
ISBN: 0877228949
Book Id: 47657


251pp. Quarto [26 cm] Black cloth over boards with a silver stamped title on the spine. The bottom edges of the covers are a bit scuffed. The jacket is lightly soiled, faded at the spine, and has a 1" closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel.


"My aim is the total Merz art work, which combines all genres into an artistic unity. First I married off single genres. I pasted words and sentences together into poems in such a way that their rhythmic composition created a kind of drawing. The other way around, I pasted together pictures and drawings containing sentences that demand to be read. I drove nails into pictures in such a way that besides the pictorial effect a plastic relief-effect arose. I did this in order to erase the boundaries between the arts." - Kurt Schwitters