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Unformatted text preview: You will note in todays reading (of which your are only responsible for Henri Barbusse, Tristan Tzara, and Benito Mussolini ) some traces of the subjects we discussed on Tuesday especially the Nietzsche reading. Try to think of some the connections here, as we will discuss them in class at greater length in preparation for the exam and, to some degree, the paper. Henri Barbusses Under Fire: The Story of a Squad This is the only reading which deals explicitly with conditions during the First World War (an event which I will outline in class tomorrow). The lengthy descriptions of the narrators comrades are only important in as much as they help the author make his point. 1. What is the purpose of discussing the differences of the soldiers? What point is the author making about the effects of warfare? What does war do to soldiers? Tristan Tzaras Seven Dada Manifestos Pay special attention here to the introductory blurb provided by the editor. I find Tzaras writing interesting in its own right (and I hope you will too) provided by the editor....
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- Fall '11