Number 8 (1978) Ciphers and Tropes, Palinodes and Parodies

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Front Matter



The Fabula Rasa of Dada p. 5-23
Laura P. Rice-Sayre


Palinode, or Troping the Modern p. 24-29
Richard J. Scaldini


Hugo Ball: Verse Without Words p. 30-36
Rudolf E. Kuenzli


Language as Pest: Delteil's Choléra p. 45-55
Michel Pierssens


Korean Ciphers p. 66-70
David W. Seaman


Metapoetic Variations p. 71-77
Daniel Rivas


Desnos and a Mythic Fard p. 78-83
Richard H. Zakarian


Nadja Revisited: A Feminist Approach p. 91-106
Gloria Feman Orenstein


Joyce Mansour's Bestiary p. 107-114
Marilyn Gaddis Rose


Ars Topoetica: The Topoemas of Octavio Paz p. 124-133
Deborah Weinberger


Ted Hughes, Surrealist? p. 134-145
Rob Jackaman

Back Matter

Cover Image

Responsible for no.8


Mary Ann Caws

Editorial Board

  • Anna Balakian
  • Michel Beaujour
  • LeRoy Breunig
  • Robert Champigny
  • Renée Riese Hubert
  • Edith Kern
  • J. H. Matthews
  • Gregory Rabassa
  • Michael Riffaterre
  • Eric Sellin

Film Editor

Manuel L. Grossman

Poetry Consultant

Micharl Benedikt

Editorial Consultants

  • Robert Motherwell
  • William Rubin
  • Michel Sanouillet

Assistant Editor

Anne M. Demerle

Cover Design

Rochelle Wyner