The Cabbage of Paradise: The Merzbook and Other Poems by Colin MortonThe Cabbage of Paradise: The Merzbook and Other Poems by Colin Morton

The Cabbage of Paradise: The Merzbook and Other Poems

byColin Morton

Paperback | August 31, 2003

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Colin Morton’s The Cabbage of Paradise consists of a recasting of material from his notable, long out-of-print 1987 collection The Merzbook: Kurt Schwitters Poems, which dramatizes the great German artist’s life and aesthetics, now interspersed with the author’s own concrete poems and Dadaist-influenced texts and collages. A lively dialogue is thus generated with the art and poetics of a watershed era whose impact continues to be felt. Schwitters proclaimed that his art was apolitical, but eventually had to flee from the Nazis, who destroyed his “decadent” work. Morton’s inventive treatment vividly illuminates the situation of art and the artist in both the last century and our own.

Colin Morton was born in Toronto, grew up in Calgary, and lives in Ottawa, where he is a freelance writer and editor. His poetry and fiction have appeared in diverse literary journals including Descant, The Fiddlehead, Arc, Grain, The Malahat Review, Ascent, and The North American Review. He has performed his work with the word-music i...
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Title:The Cabbage of Paradise: The Merzbook and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.02 × 6 × 0.29 inPublished:August 31, 2003Publisher:Seraphim EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0973548770

ISBN - 13:9780973548778

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