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ursonate by kurt schwitters

ByLucas Battich

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Kurt Schwitters worked during ten years (1922-1932) on his Ursonate, or “Sonate in Urlauten” (“primeval Sonata” or “Sonata in Primordial Sounds”), a work he later considered one of the two masterpieces he created, the other being his Hannover “Merzbau.” Today, the Ursonate’s score is easily available throughout the internet. To get there, however, it underwent a few changes. It became translated somehow: encoded. The ‘original’ poem became a surface with something added which it didn’t have before, yet something that is still language and can be read. This is edition presents the Ursonate's complete score in its binary form. "[The Ursonate] is to sound poetry what Joyce's Ulysses is to the twentieth-century novel." J. Rothenberg & P. Joris

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Publication Date
Apr 7, 2014
Language
English
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Lucas Battich

Specifications

Pages
380
Binding
Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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