We aspired to a new order which might restore the balance between heaven and hell

We aspired to a new order which might restore the balance between heaven and hell

In particular, as Naumann and Antliff have each noted, Man Ray initially asserted his own individuality-or, as I would put it, performed his own avant-garde masculinity-by associating himself with anarchism

Soldiers Credulous repeat the good occasion welcoming republican Three times one time more An idea nothing but an idea of candid animal cry Trompe-l’oeil baptized discredits moving muscles The day steals health life Hatred of infants in the war Siren’s music cold kingdom of overloads Productive cultures horrible lamb of the crazed

avid constraint Of desperate attitudes the sick wall of the Feminine sex.97 In Picabia’s poem the soldier, who is ?rst and foremost described as “credulous,” is forced to repeat the “good occasion” demanded by the republic’s repeated siren call; productive cultures and the artist/soldiers who represent them are submitted as sacri?cial lambs to the “crazed, avid constraints” of the war, the true horror of their “desperate attitudes” and compromised masculinity explicitly symbolized by the image of them smashed against “the sick wall of the Feminine sex.” As New York Dada scholar Nancy Ring has noted, the syntax of the poem “becomes more incoherent” as it progresses, its incoherence climaxing in the www.datingranking.net/nl/fdating-overzicht/ irrationality of feminine sexuality.98 Ring concludes that the poem represents the war as “a traumatic destabilization of gender identity,” which is certainly in line with my analysis. Continuer la lecture de « We aspired to a new order which might restore the balance between heaven and hell »

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