Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes / Edition 1

Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes / Edition 1

by Martin Puchner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691122601

ISBN-13: 9780691122601

Pub. Date: 11/21/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Poetry of the Revolution tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ranging from the Communist Manifesto to the manifestos of the 1960s and beyond, it highlights the varied alliances and rivalries between socialism and repeated waves of avant-garde art. Martin Puchner argues

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Poetry of the Revolution tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ranging from the Communist Manifesto to the manifestos of the 1960s and beyond, it highlights the varied alliances and rivalries between socialism and repeated waves of avant-garde art. Martin Puchner argues that the manifesto--what Marx called the "poetry" of the revolution--was the genre through which modern culture articulated its revolutionary ambitions and desires. When it intruded into the sphere of art, the manifesto created an art in its own image: shrill and aggressive, political and polemical. The result was "manifesto art"--combinations of manifesto and art that fundamentally transformed the artistic landscape of the twentieth century.

Central to modern politics and art, the manifesto also measures the geography of modernity. The translations, editions, and adaptations of such texts as the Communist Manifesto and the Futurist Manifesto registered and advanced the spread of revolutionary modernity and of avant-garde movements across Europe and to the Americas. The rapid diffusion of these manifestos was made "possible by networks--such as the successive socialist internationals and international avant-garde movements--that connected Santiago and Zurich, Moscow and New York, London and Mexico City. Poetry of the Revolution thus provides the point of departure for a truly global analysis of modernism and modernity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691122601
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/21/2005
Series:
Translation/Transnation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,082,294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS xi

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii

INTRODUCTION: Manifestos—Poetry of the Revolution 1

PART ONE: MARX AND THE MANIFESTO

CHAPTER 1: The Formation of a Genre 11

CHAPTER 2: Marxian Speech Acts 23

CHAPTER 3: The History of the Communist Manifesto 33

CHAPTER 4: The Geography of the Communist Manifesto 47

PART TWO: THE FUTURISM EFFECT

CHAPTER 5: Marinetti and the Avant-Garde Manifesto 69

CHAPTER 6: Russian Futurism and the Soviet State 94

CHAPTER 7: The Rear Guard of British Modernism 107

PART THREE: THE AVANT-GARDE AT LARGE

CHAPTER 8: Dada and the Internationalism of the Avant-Garde 135

CHAPTER 9: Huidobro's Creation of a Latin American Vanguard 166

PART FOUR: MAN I FESTOS AS MEANS AND END

CHAPTER 10: Surrealism,Latent and Manifest 179

CHAPTER 11: Artaud's Manifesto Theater 196

PART FIVE: A NEW POETRY FOR A NEW REVOLUTION

CHAPTER 12: The Manifesto in the Sixties 211

CHAPTER 13: Debord's Society of the Counterspectacle 220

CHAPTER 14: The Avant-Garde Is Dead:Long Live the Avant-Garde! 241

EPILOGUE: Poetry for the Future 259

NOTES 263

BIBLIOGRAPHY 295

INDEX 309

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