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Ahead And Behind

Francis (Martinez de) Picabia (1879-1953), an avant-garde Parisian artist of Cuban extraction, was a champion of the various 20th-century "isms", and helped to introduce Dadaism into the USA in 1915. As a writer, his linguistic nihilism is exemplified in several collections, especially Jesus-Christ rastaquouere (1920), in which the present "entr'acte" appears, with little apparent relation to the rest of the work. ["Contributor Note" from original publication, 1997.]