R. Mutt.Dada principles were eventually modified to become the basis of surrealism in 1924. The literary manifestations of Dada were mostly nonsense poems—meaningless random combinations of words—which were read in public.
See R. Short, Dada and Surrealism (1980) S. C. Foster, ed., Dada-Dimensions (1985) H. Richter, Dada: Art and Anti-Art (1985) R. Motherwell, ed., The Dada Painters and Poets (1951, 2d ed. 1989) A. Codrescu, The Posthuman Dada Guide (2009) J. Rasula, Destruction Was My Beatrice (2015).
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