ENGL 2210 World Literature II
Dada-Surrealist poetry. Study Guide
Also read: Dada
- To which layers of human experience does Surrealist poetry appeal?
- What does "automatic" writing mean, and what was its purpose?
- What was the Dadaist attitude toward rationality and grammar?
- What was the purpose of the Dadaist attack on audience expectations?
- How can games express the Dada-Surrealist attitude?
- Make a list of some of the things that Tzara's Dadaist Manifesto attacks
- Make a list of some of the things that it promotes.
- What are some nonsense expressions that the author uses to describe Anna Blum?
- What are some nonsense expressions that the author uses to describe his feelings toward Anna Blum?
- Select some surrealist images that the poet uses to describe the lover.
- Find examples of surrealist images, humor and eroticism.