Marci Shore

University of Indiana, Bloomington

When God Died: “Symptoms” of the East European Avant-Garde (and of Slavoj Žižek)

It was the first winter after the end of the First World War. By now Aleksander Wat, the eighteen year-old polyglot futurist from Warsaw, had already reached the conclusion that the “cursed principium individuationis” was paralyzing him.