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The genres and genders of surrealism

Author: Annette S Levitt
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Surrealism is the only movement in the arts that was more than a new way of looking at and interpreting the world: it was a philosophical stance, a creative rebellion against society. The Genres and Genders of Surrealism is a fresh look at the varied dimensions of the Surrealist movement, placing it centrally within Modernism. This is the rare book to consider virtually all of Surrealism's genres. In addition to  Read more...
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Named Person: André Breton; Leonora Carrington; Leonor Fini; Dorothea Tanning; Caryl Churchill; Robert Ashley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annette S Levitt
ISBN: 0312120508 9780312120504 0333765141 9780333765142
OCLC Number: 41497098
Description: 166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: An introduction to surrealism/modernism, and all that jazz --
"A new spirit" : Apollinaire, Cocteau, and the synthesis of the arts --
Artaud, Vitrac, and the cruelty of theatre --
The modernism of André Breton's Nadja : pas "pas perdus" --
The horses, birds and crones of Leonora Carrington --
Women's work : the transformations of Leonor Fini and Dorothea Tanning --
"Irreducubly beyond elucidation" : from Buñuel to Dennis Potter's surreal Detective --
Surrealism today? Caryl Churchill, Robert Ashley, the Wooster Group.
Responsibility: Annette Shandler Levitt.
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A look at the varied dimensions of the surrealist movement, placing surrealism back into its central position in the modernist movement. The author shows that to study the arts of surrealism is to  Read more...

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