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Tzara (Tristan) manuscripts from the collection of René Gaffé
2021.M.8  
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Manuscripts

 

2021.M.8-fc Front cover

 

2021.M.8-fpe Front pastedown endpaper

 

2021.M.8-fe Front free endpaper

 

2021.M.8-fe_r Recto

 

2021.M.8-fe_v Verso

 

2021.M.8-sh1 Auction tear sheet

 

2021.M.8-sh2 Sheet with stamp

 

2021.M.8-bl1 Blank leaf

 

2021.M.8-bl2 Blank leaf

 

2021.M.8-bl3 Blank leaf

 

2021.M.8-item1 Envelope addressed to René Gaffé, 1931 February 23

Scope and Content Note

Blue envelope postmarked and addressed to René Gaffé at 2bis rue Crespel, Bruxelles. The address listed for the sender, Paul Éluard [i.e. Eugène Émile Paul Grindel], is 42 rue Fontaine in Paris, the building where André Breton had his apartment and where the Éluards lived for a period. Breton and Éluard wrote L'Immaculée Conception at 42 rue Fontaine.
 

Recto

 

Verso

 

2021.M.8-item2 Card from Tristan Tzara to Paul Éluard, 1921 September 22

Scope and Content Note

Card with two photographs pasted on its recto, one of which is a portrait of Tzara. In the message addressed to Paul Éluard on the verso of the card, Tzara mentions Max Ernst and sends greetings to Gola Éluard.
 

Recto

 

Verso

 

2021.M.8-item3 Letter, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letter in several hands by Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, G. R. D. [i.e. Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes] and R. H. [i.e. Raoul Haussman?]. With note "Breton refuse de signer / cette lettre. Il dit que c'est / une cochonnnnnnnnnerie." Letter addressed to Paul Éluard?
 

2021.M.8-item4 Draft of Les ciseaux des façons d'agir , undated

Scope and Content Note

No. XXX from Monsieur AA l'antiphilosophe in L'antitête. See Œuvres complètes , II, 301.
 

2021.M.8-item5 Draft of Filatures de jonques, undated

Scope and Content Note

No. XXXI from Monsieur AA l'antiphilosophe in L'antitête. See Œuvres complètes , II, 302.
 

2021.M.8-item6 Draft of Les battements de narines and Le nain dans son cornet, undated

Scope and Content Note

No. XXXVII and XXIII from Monsieur AA l'antiphilosophe in L'antitête. See Œuvres complètes , II, 310 and 292.
 

2021.M.8-item7 Manuscript "L'équilibriste minuscule au fond de ma chambre…," undated

Scope and Content Note

No. II from Minuits pour géants in L'antitête. See Œuvres complètes , II, 327. On paper with letterhead of the Foreign Press Service Incorporated, New York.
 

2021.M.8-item8 Draft of La deuxième aventure céleste de monsieur Antipyrine , undated

Scope and Content Note

See Œuvres complètes, I, 143 - 147. "Monsieur Absorption" is given here as "Ouate." Text on tracing paper with drawings by Tzara on recto and verso, including caricatures and portrait heads in the margins of the recto.
 

2021.M.8-item9 Draft of poems Crimes, undated

Scope and Content Note

See Œuvres complètes, I, 210-215. With section headings: Crime distingué; Crime long; Crime portatif (annotated in pencil as Crime sportif); Crime garanti (instead of Crime solennel in the published version) and Crime Pilau (see text Crime à voir clair in the published version).
 

2021.M.8-item10 Draft of Je sors de mon appartement somptueux , undated

Scope and Content Note

From De nos oiseaux. See Œuvres complètes , I, 216.
 

2021.M.8-item11 Draft of Longue vue fertile, undated

Scope and Content Note

Text of Longue-vue in De nos oiseaux . See Œuvres complètes, I, 196.
 

2021.M.8-item12 Draft of Sur une ride du soleil, undated

Scope and Content Note

From De nos oiseaux. See Œuvres complètes , I, 238-239. On paper with letterhead of the Foreign Press Service Incorporated, New York.
 

2021.M.8-item13 Draft of Eau sauvage, undated

Scope and Content Note

From De nos oiseaux (1923). See Œuvres complètes, I, 200. In upper right, in pencil: La dernière strophe a été écrite chez la baronne d'Oettingen lors d'un concours de poèmes érotiques où ont participé Éluard, Soupault et quelques autres. T. T.
 

2021.M.8-item14 Typescript "Le cyclone a mis le crochet dans l'œil du bossu…," undated

Scope and Content Note

No. III from Minuits pour géants in L'Antitête. See Œuvres complètes , II, 328.
 

2021.M.8-item15 Typescript "Au dessus du nid de camphre...," undated

 

2021.M.8-item16 Manuscript "L'opulence de quelques vacances…," undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts from Minuits pour géants in L'Antitête See Œuvres complètes , II, 329-331. Drafts on sixteen leaves of paper with letterhead of MoUvEmEnT DADA Berlin, Genève, Madrid, New York, Zürich, Paris.
 

2021.M.8-item17 Manuscript "C'est la peur d'une rupture prématurée...," undated

 

2021.M.8-item18 Draft of Le cœur dans le cœur, undated

Scope and Content Note

First section of Le cœur dans le cœur in Faites vos jeux. See Œuvres complètes, I, 244 - 245. On paper with letterhead of the Foreign Press Service Incorporated, New York.
 

2021.M.8-item19 Draft of Le cœur sur la main, undated

Scope and Content Note

In Faites vos jeux. See Œuvres complètes, I, 253.
 

2021.M.8-item20 Notebook, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook (20 leaves). Includes pen-and-ink drawings, pencil sketches, sections of text from Le cinéma calendrier du cœur abstrait (see Œuvres complètes, I, 125, 126, 133, 135) and sections from De nos oiseaux. See Œuvres complètes, I, 201.
 

2021.M.8-item21 Back of envelope, undated

 

Spine

 

Slipcase