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Robert Desnos, surrealism, and the marvelous in everyday life

Author: Katharine Conley
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003.
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"In this critical biography of Robert Desnos (1900-1945), Katharine Conley reevaluates the surrealist movement through the life and works of one of its founders. Desnos was as famous among the surrealists for his independence of mind as for his elaborate "automatic" drawings and his brilliant oral and written performances during the incubational period of the group.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Conley, Katharine, 1956-
Robert Desnos, surrealism, and the marvelous in everyday life.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606990522
Named Person: Robert Desnos; Robert Desnos; Robert Desnos
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Conley
ISBN: 0803215231 9780803215238
OCLC Number: 51518710
Description: xiii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The automatic sibyl as Rrose Sélavy --
The sensory in-between --
Radio and the mediation of the everyday --
Paris watchman --
The marvelous and the myth.
Responsibility: Katharine Conley.
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"Katharine Conley, connoisseur of the bizarre, resuscitates the most established practitioner of automatism in Robert Desnos, Surrealism, and the Marvelous in Everyday Life" Vanity Fair" "Robert Read more...

 
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