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Key works of art: Celebes (1921) - Max Ernst - Merz 32A (Les Cérises) (1921) - Kurt Schwitters

The Okeh label

  • 1921: The Okeh label was the first to set up a special race records division, its "Original Race Records,"

    New York Dada

  • 1921: 'New York Dada' periodical published, edited by Duchamp and Man Ray. Dada stages the trail of Barres and in doing so loses the support of Picabia.

    Tractatus Logico Philosophicus (1921) - Ludwig Wittgenstein

      "What can be said at all can be said clearly; and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence." ["Was sich überhaupt sagen läßt, läßt sich klar sagen; und wovon man nicht reden kann, darüber muß man schweigen."] --Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus (1921) [Amazon.com]

    Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) - Luigi Pirandello

    1. Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) - Luigi Pirandello [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
      Play in three acts by Luigi Pirandello, produced and published in Italian in 1921 as Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore. Introducing Pirandello's device of the "theater within the theater," the play explores various levels of illusion and reality. It had a great impact on later playwrights, particularly such practitioners of the Theater of the Absurd as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet, as well as Jean Anouilh and Jean-Paul Sartre.--The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

      The theme Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author has been weaved into film a number of times: the Lickerish Quartet by Metzger, Pasolini's Teorema. Francois Ozon's Sitcom is said to be based on Teorema.

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