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Henry Miller and surrealist metaphor : "riding the ovarian trolley"

Author: Gay Louise Balliet
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1996.
Series: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the origins and characteristics of French 20th Century surrealist aesthetics both in literary and fine art. As an aficionado of surrealism, Henry Miller employs metaphor to reflect "alchemical experimentation." His surreal imagery depicts the entropy of our time. Miller offers salvation through immersion in the elemental, primal, and sexual.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balliet, Gay Louise, 1952-
Henry Miller and surrealist metaphor.
New York : P. Lang, ©1996
(OCoLC)606080482
Named Person: Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller; Henry Miller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gay Louise Balliet
ISBN: 0820428310 9780820428314
OCLC Number: 32346739
Description: xiv, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. History and Aesthetics of Surrealism --
II. Contemporary Uses of Surrealism --
III. Literary and Other Influences on Miller's Ideology and Aesthetics --
IV. Miller's Style and Image-Making --
V. Tropic of Cancer --
VI. Tropic of Capricorn --
VII. Black Spring --
VIII. Conclusion.
Series Title: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 3.
Responsibility: Gay Louise Balliet.

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This book explores the origins and characteristics of French 20th Century surrealist aesthetics both in literary and fine art. As an aficionado of surrealism, Henry Miller employs metaphor to reflect "alchemical experimentation." His surreal imagery depicts the entropy of our time. Miller offers salvation through immersion in the elemental, primal, and sexual.

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