Madness and The Margins

The girl in Dark Spring is only 12. Her father is away and she does not get along with her step mother, who is there physically, but not emotionally. The maid, who the girl bonds with, is let go by the step mother due to jealousy. Her life situation is less than ideal. Neglected, the […]

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Nadja and the Quest

Andre Breton’s Nadja takes place over a 10 day span. The first 1/3 of the novel is a manifesto style. The second 1/3 is about the narrator’s obsession with Nadja. The last 1/3 is again back to that Manifesto style of writing. It is interesting that Breton, the father of Surrealism, authored a work where […]

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Surrealist Cinema

After much fascination of the short film, Un Chien Andalou, I have researched and found it to involve several instances of dreams. Basically, Surrealist Salvidor Dali came up with the ideas based on his own dreams. Dreams are a big aspect of the Surrealist movement, as their purpose was to “enhance our knowledge and understanding […]

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A closer look at Karawane

Hugo Ball interested me because he was crucial to the avant-garde movement. I also study linguistics, so the idea of phonetic poetry intrigued me. Is Karawane gibberish? What does it all mean? jolifanto bambla o falli bambla großiga m’pfa habla horem egiga goramen higo bloiko russula huju hollaka hollala anlogo bung blago bung blago bung bosso […]

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