Sellin, Eric Books

Dead of Noon
1992 0-7734-9610-6


Reflections on the Aesthetics of Futurism, Dadaism, and Surrealism a Prosody Beyond Words
1993 0-7734-9361-1
Analyzes the aesthetic thrust of the three most important avant-garde movements in the twentieth century, defining both similarities and differences in their poetics. In compelling essays like "A Will to Art," "Modern Drama and Nonverbal Poetics," "Le Chapelet du hasard: Ideas of Order in Dada-Surrealist Imagery," "Three Modes of Semantic Accrual," and "The Aesthetics of Ambiguity," Sellin explores the inner workings of the creative impulses and the resulting poetic structures which inhere in the creative works of these early avant-garde movements.