GUIDE TO THE HEART RAIL
by Tristan Tzara
translated from the French by Heather Green
images by Pete Schulte
Originally published in 1935 with engravings by the artist Louis Marcoussis, "Guide to the Heart Rail" represents a startling lyrical treatment of eros, melancholy, and art. Tzara co-founded the art and literary movement Dada, collaborated and fought with the Surrealists for many years, and always put his wit, voracious imagination, and dedication to unraveling (or further entwining) the eccentricities of language towards a prolific life as a creator. With drawings by Pete Schulte and positively alive translations by Heather Green printed accordion-style, "Guide to the Heart Rail" is a vital contribution to the English-speaking world from one of the most influential and under-represented (in English) writers of the twentieth century.