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"Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism." -- Tristan Tzara
Tristan Tzara (; born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; –December 25, 1963) was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. Under the influence of Adrian Maniu, the adolescent Tzara became interested in Symbolism and co-founded the magazine Simbolul with Ion Vinea (with whom he also wrote experimental poetry) and painter Marcel Janco. During World War I, after briefly collaborating on Vinea's Chemarea, he joined Janco in Switzerland. There, Tzara's shows at the Cabaret Voltaire and Zunfthaus zur Waag, as well as his poetry and art manifestos, became a main feature of early Dadaism. His work represented Dada's nihilistic side, in contrast with the more moderate approach favored by Hugo Ball.

After moving to Paris in 1919, Tzara, by then one of the "presidents of Dada", joined the staff of Littérature magazine, which marked the first step in the movement's evolution toward Surrealism. He was involved in the major polemics which led to Dada's split, defending his principles against André Breton and Francis Picabia, and, in Romania, against the eclectic modernism of Vinea and Janco. This personal vision on art defined his Dadaist plays The Gas Heart (1921) and Handkerchief of Clouds (1924). A forerunner of automatist techniques, Tzara eventually aligned himself with Breton's Surrealism, and under its influence wrote his celebrated utopian poem The Approximate Man.

During the final part of his career, Tzara combined his humanist and anti-fascist perspective with a communist vision, joining the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and the French Resistance during World War II, and serving a term in the National Assembly. Having spoken in favor of liberalization in the People's Republic of Hungary just before the Revolution of 1956, he distanced himself from the French Communist Party, of which he was by then a member. In 1960, he was among the intellectuals who protested against French actions in the Algerian War.

Tristan Tzara was an influential author and performer, whose contribution is credited with having created a connection from Cubism and Futurism to the Beat Generation, Situationism and various currents in rock music. The friend and collaborator of many modernist figures, he was the lover of dancer Maja Kruscek in his early youth and was later married to Swedish artist and poet Greta Knutson.

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Total Books: 34
On Feeble Love and Bitter Love Dada Manifesto
2017 - On Feeble Love and Bitter Love Dada Manifesto (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780996765954
ISBN-10: 0996765956
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Seven Dada Manifestos and Lampisteries
2011 - Seven Dada Manifestos and Lampisteries (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780714544502
ISBN-10: 0714544507
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Dada Zurich Berlin Hannover Cologne New York Paris
2008 - Dada Zurich Berlin Hannover Cologne New York Paris (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780894683138
ISBN-10: 0894683136
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Gas Heart
2008 - The Gas Heart (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933237121
ISBN-10: 1933237120
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Approximate Man and Other Writings Approximate Man and Other Writings
Chanson Dada Tristan Tzara Selected Poems
2005 - Chanson Dada Tristan Tzara Selected Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780976844907
ISBN-10: 0976844907
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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4X1 Works by Tristan Tzara Rainer Maria Rilke Jean-Pierre Duprey and Habib Tengour
Dada 01 Rimp de la revue publie par Tristan Tzara
2000 - Dada 01 Rimp De La Revue Publie Par Tristan Tzara (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782902311170
ISBN-10: 2902311176

Sieben  Dada Manifeste
1998 - Sieben Dada Manifeste [7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783894012977
ISBN-10: 3894012978

Oeuvres compltes
1992 - Oeuvres Compltes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782080609076
ISBN-10: 2080609076

Grains et Issues
1987 - Grains Et Issues (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780785929796
ISBN-10: 0785929797

El hombre aproximativo
1982 - El Hombre Aproximativo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788475220550
ISBN-10: 847522055X

Sept Manifestes Dada Lampisteries
1978 - Sept Manifestes Dada Lampisteries [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782720201318
ISBN-10: 2720201316

Approximate Man and Other Writings
Approximate Man and Other Writings (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814314821
ISBN-10: 0814314821

Chanson Dada Selected Poems
Chanson Dada Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889103078
ISBN-10: 0889103070

Primele Poeme First Poems
Primele Poeme First Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898230840
ISBN-10: 0898230845
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Cosmic realities vanilla tobacco dawnings
Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780902771314
ISBN-10: 0902771310

Cinema Calendrier Du Coeur Abstrait Maisons
Cinema Calendrier Du Coeur Abstrait Maisons [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780911487008
ISBN-10: 091148700X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Euvres completes
Euvres Completes [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782080607645
ISBN-10: 2080607642

Poesies completes
Poesies Completes [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782081250598
ISBN-10: 2081250594

Jongleur de temps
Jongleur De Temps [Collection Petite sirene - French Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9782201014024
ISBN-10: 2201014027