Karawane

Hugo BALL (1886 - 1927)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Karawane by Hugo Ball. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 5th, 2010.

Ball wrote his poem "Karawane," which is a German poem consisting of nonsensical words. The meaning however resides in its meaninglessness, reflecting the chief principle behind Dadaism.

Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.[1] The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchistic in nature.(summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Karawane - Read by AC Anne Cheng
00:00:51
Play 02 Karawane - Read by DL David Lawrence
00:01:01
Play 03 Karawane - Read by DRB David Barnes
00:00:59
Play 04 Karawane - Read by DW Dirk Weber
00:01:05
Play 05 Karawane - Read by ELLI Elli
00:00:44
Play 06 Karawane - Read by EZWA Ezwa
00:00:50
Play 07 Karawane - Read by GHS Algy Pug
00:00:47
Play 08 Karawane - Read by HF Karlsson
00:00:59
Play 09 Karawane - Read by JCM Jason Mills
00:00:53
Play 10 Karawane - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
00:01:01
Play 11 Karawane - Read by MG Martin Geeson
00:01:40
Play 12 Karawane - Read by MGT Maria Grazia Tundo
00:00:54
Play 13 Karawane - Read by NJB Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:01:14
Play 14 Karawane - Read by RG Ruth Golding
00:01:08
Play 15 Karawane - Read by RJD Ryan DeRamos
00:01:21
Play 16 Karawane - Read by SR Sonja
00:01:00
Play 17 Karawane - Read by TG TriciaG
00:00:54