Hugo Ball

Hugo Ball

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hugo Ball (February 22, 1886 - September 14, 1927) was a German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists. Hugo Ball was born in Pirmasens, Germany and was raised in a middle-class Catholic family. He studied sociology and philosophy at the universities of Munich and Heidelberg (1906-1907). In 1910, he moved to Berlin in order to become an actor and collaborated with Max Reinhardt. At the beginning of the First World War he tried joining the army as a volunteer, but was denied enlistment for medical issues. After witnessing the invasion of Belgium, he was disillusioned saying: "The war is founded on a glaring mistake, men have been confused with machines." Considered a traitor in his country, he crossed the frontier with his wife and settled in Z rich. Here, Ball continued his interest in anarchism, and in Bakunin in particular; he also worked on the book of Bakunin translations, which never got published.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136652633
  • 9786136652634