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“RADIANTLY SPLATTERED” (PART 2)

“A BOAT RIDE OVER THE NIAGARA” Second through Brain appeared in 1920 at the Steegemann publishing house, in the dada series called “Die Silbergäule” (“The Silverhorse,” also obliquely invoked in the text), with a cover design by Kurt Schwitters. Apart from using some of the typical Dadaist stylistic techniques as visual typography, non-lexical onomatopoeia, meta-narration, … Continue reading

“RADIANTLY SPLATTERED”

MELCHIOR VISCHER’S SECOND THROUGH BRAIN “The first Dada novel,” translated by David Vichnar & Tim König. ISBN 978-0-9931955-1-8. Paperback. 220pp. Publication date: November 2015. Equus Press: London. Price: € 8.00 (not including postage). Order from Amazon: US / UK Only randomly does one peek into life. Perhaps my life was just a life lived in-between experiencing. Perhaps I … Continue reading

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