Approximate Man & Other Writings by Mary  Ann CawsApproximate Man & Other Writings by Mary  Ann Caws

Approximate Man & Other Writings

byMary Ann Caws, Tristin Tzara

Paperback | December 24, 2005

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This major anthology of writings by legendary poet Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) is the only English language source for a complete version of Tzara's epic Approximate Man now widely regarded as the poetic masterpiece of Surrealism. Included is a critical introduction, an account of variants, and an essay setting the context for the poem. Completely revised, updated edition of this now classic survey.
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 Mary Ann Caws is distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature in the Graduate School of The City University of New York. She is the author, trans...
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Title:Approximate Man & Other WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.27 × 6.18 × 0.72 inPublished:December 24, 2005Publisher:Commonwealth Books, Black WidowLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Preface
2 Introduction
3 Approximate Man (L'Homme approximatif) 1931
4 Other Writings:
5 First Poems (Les Premiers poèmes) 1912-1915
6 Sunday
7 Elegy for the Coming of Winter
8 Dada, no. 1 (July, 1917)
9 Note on Art
10 The Second Celestial Adventure of Mr. Antipyrine
11 Dada, no. 2 (December, 1917)
12 Five Black Women in a Car
13 Mr. Antipyrine's Manifesto (Manifeste de M. Antipyrine)
14 Dada Manifesto 1918 (Manifeste dada 1918)
15 Proclamation without Pretention (Proclamation sans prétention)
16 Twenty-Five Poems (Vingt-cinq poèmes) 1918
17 White Giant Leper of the Countryside
18 Movement
19 The Great Lament of My Obscurity Three
20 Drugstore-Consciousness
21 Saint
22 Wise Dance March
23 The Liontamer Remembers
24 Springtime
25 Sun Night
26 Little Town in Siberia
27 Dada, no. 4-5 (May, 1919)
28 Note on Poetry
29 Cinema Calendar of Abstract Heart Houses (Cinema calendrier du coeur abstrait maisons) 1920
30 Bulletin
31 Of Our Birds (De nos oiseaux) 1923
32 Circus
33 Maison Flake
34 Entire Journey by the Moon and Color
35 Angel
36 Herbarium of Games and Calculations
37 Midnight Salts
38 The Death of Guillaume Apollinaire
39 Distinguished Crime
40 Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Wakings
41 Optimism Unveiled
42 Arch
43 Boxing
44 SPEAKING OR INTELLIGIBLE WOOD SIGN OF EASTER ISLAND
45 The Showmen
46 Surface Sickness
47 Cloud Handkerchief (Mouchoir de nuages) 1924 Act IX
48 Heartway Guide (Indicateur des chemins du coeur) 1928 Rule
49 Travelers' Tree (L'Arbre des voyageurs) 1930
50 Forbidden Fire (Le Feu défendu)XI
51 Travelers' Tree
52 Approximation
53 The Lousy One
54 Where the Wolves Drink (Où boivent les loups) 1932
55 Traps in the Grass (V, VI)
56 A Harsh Winter Garden
57 Lies of a Night
58 The Antihead (L'Antitête)
59 Mr. Aa the Antiphilosopher (M. Aa l'antiphilosophe) 1916-1924
60 XIII. Taxes and Bargains
61 XIV. Velodrome with Onions
62 XXIV. The Valves of Thought
63 XXVII. Avalanche
64 Midnights for Giants (Minuits pour géants) 1924-1932
65 VIII. Before Night
66 XVIII. Crazed Gesture
67 The Despairing (Le Désespéranto) 1932-1933
68 XII. Now or Never
69 II. The Measurer of Midnights
70 Seeds and Bran (Grains et issues) 1935
71 Starting now. . .
72 These will disappear. . .
73 Finally prejudice. . .
74 Noontimes Gained (Midis gagnés) 1939
75 Resumé of Night (Abrégé de la nuit) 1934
76 II. I like human substances . . .
77 IV. From the radiant monstrosities . . .
78 VI. It is a question of following . . .
79 X. It would be difficult to convince me . . .
80 XII. Night came to me . . .
81 The Hand Passes (La Main passe) 1935
82 Limits of Fire
83 Waking
84 Radiant Mutations (Les Mutations radieuses) 1935-1936
85 Herald of Eyes
86 New Paragraph
87 Noontimes Gained 1935-1938
88 Bay Morning
89 Earth upon Earth (Terre sur terre) 1946
90 Anecdote
91 Invisible Earth
92 Acceptance of Spring
93 The Flight (La Fuite) 1947 from Act III, scenes ii and v 214
94 In Man's Memory (De Mémoire d'homme) 1950
95 The Deserter
96 For Robert Desnos
97 The Ox on the Tongue (III, VII, X, XIV, XV)
98 Mine (Miennes) 1955
99 Freedom
100 Through the Vines
101 The Horse
102 Dada's Temper, Our Text: An Essay by Mary Ann Caws
103 Notes to Approximate Man
104 Notes to Other Writings