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ZÜRICH DADA AND MYSTICISM

Sandra Wynands

in Literature and Theology

Volume 15, issue 1, pages 70-84
Published in print March 2001 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online March 2001 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/15.1.70
ZÜRICH DADA AND MYSTICISM

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In their attempt to come to terms with the destructive forces of modernity the Zunch Dadaists drew on a variety of spiritual sources from negative theological traditions, notably Dionysius the Areopagite, Meister Eckhart and Buddhism. The Dadaist critique of modernity is still pertinent at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The quest for a non-reifiable version of the transcendental as it is manifested in Dada sound-poetry, performance, and visual art opens up fruitful perspectives to postmodernity the apophaticisms' nondual approach can take deconstruction to its necessary conclusion

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