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GADJI BERI BIMBA SATB, Paperback Book

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Hugo Ball was one of the founders of the Zurich Dada movement and wrote this poem for a performance at Zurichs Cabaret Voltaire in 1916.

A nonsense poem, its words have no actual meaning, merely constituting an absurd sequence of sounds.

On 23 June 1916 Ball noted in his diary Tinvented a new type of poetry, poetry without words or sound-poems, in which the distribution of vowels is decided and allotted solely based on the values of the initial row.

The performance of his poem, to an astonished audience, took place in a quasi-sacred atmosphere, with Ball delivering his verses in a deliberately over-serious and solemn manner.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 12 pages
  • Publisher: EDITION PETERS
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN: 9790014126889

£2.75

 
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