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Peter De Vries and surrealism

Author: Dan Campion
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter De Vries and Surrealism rereads De Vries in the light of surrealism and argues that the novelist and poet devised a new comic form, surrealist farce. De Vries's style and narrative technique are often surrealistic, and he mentions surrealism and surrealists in all but two of his twenty-six books. Yet, in fifty years of commentary on De Vries, scarcely any notice has been taken of these surrealist elements.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Campion, Dan, 1949-
Peter De Vries and surrealism.
Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1995
(OCoLC)604177411
Named Person: Peter De Vries; Peter De Vries; Peter De Vries; Peter De Vries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Campion
ISBN: 0838753116 9780838753118
OCLC Number: 32013585
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Literary Life of Peter De Vries --
3. Peter De Vries and 1930s Surrealism --
4. A Reading of But Who Wakes the Bugler? --
5. Surrealizations: The Unofficial Career of Peter De Vries --
6. In "The Extravagant Vein in American Humor."
Responsibility: Dan Campion.

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De Vries found in surrealism a blend of severity approaching that of his boyhood Calvinism and an extravagance surpassing that of his adolescent aestheticism. Through new biographical research and  Read more...

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