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The edge of surrealism : a Roger Caillois reader

Author: Roger Caillois; Claudine Frank; Camille Naish
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
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An essential introduction to the writing of French social theorist Roger Callois (1913-1978), this volume includes 32 essays with commentaries. It covers his political & theoretical works, & both famous & less well kown pieces.
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Caillois, Roger, 1913-1978.
Edge of surrealism.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)682341218
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Caillois; Claudine Frank; Camille Naish
ISBN: 0822330563 9780822330561 0822330687 9780822330684
OCLC Number: 50725370
Description: 423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Theory and the Thirties, 1934-1939 --
Surrealism and Its Environs --
Testimony (Paul Eluard) --
The Praying Mantis: From Biology to Psychoanalysis --
Letter to Andre Breton; Literature in Crisis --
Mimicry and Legendary Psychasthenia --
Biology and Myth --
Review of L'Homme, cet inconnu / Dr. Alexis Carrel --
The Function of Myth --
The Noon Complex --
For a Militant Orthodoxy: The Immediate Tasks of Modern Thought --
Lucifer at the College of Sociology --
Interview with Gilles Lapouge, June 1970 --
First Lecture: Sacred Sociology and the Relationships among "Society," "Organism," and "Being" --
Dionysian Virtues --
Aggressiveness as a Value --
The Birth of Lucifer --
Paris, a Modern Myth --
Sociology of the Intellectual --
Writing from Patagonia, 1940-1945 --
After the College --
Preamble to the Spirit of Sects --
Discussions of Sociological Topics: On "Defense of the Republic" --
The Nature and Structure of Totalitarian Regimes --
Treasure and Culture --
Duties and Privileges of French Writers Abroad --
Patagonia --
The Myth of Secret Treasures in Childhood --
The Situation of Poetry --
Pythian Heritage (On the Nature of Poetic Inspiration) --
Postwar Stances, 1946-1978 --
The Moralist --
Loyola to the Rescue of Marx --
Paroxysms of Society --
Metamorphoses of Hell --
Signs and Images --
The Image --
Fruitful Ambiguity --
Surrealism as a World of Signs --
Diagonal Science --
The Great Bridgemaker --
A New Plea for Diagonal Science --
The Natural Fantastic.
Responsibility: Roger Caillois ; edited and with an introduction by Claudine Frank ; translated by Claudine Frank and Camille Naish.

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