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Leiris, Michel 1901-1990

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African art by Michel Leiris( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our knowledge of the arts of Africa, and of the circumstances in which they have been practised, is still very incomplete. Created over a period of several millennia in a vast range of techniques and materials, and extending to every field of human activity, African artefacts are newaly all essentially functional, but at the same time they can stand as pure works of art in their own right. The great dance masks of the secret societies, the carved ancestor figures, the beautiful bronze heads from Benin and the terracottas from Ife, the steatite bird-man from Zimbabwe - all these have a precise magico-religious function which in no way impairs their aesthetic value. In this book the authors have provided a detailed historical and aesthetic study fo the rich and varied panorama of African art. The first part of the book sets in context the historical relationship between the African and Western cultures, the aesthetic outlook of the African peoples and the place of Africa in the history of art generally. The second and third parts form a detailed account of the arts of Africa, considered first according to category, and then region by region."--Amazon
Francis Bacon, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris( Book )

42 editions published in 1983 in 6 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse kunstenaar Francis Bacon (1909- )
Brisées = Broken branches by Michel Leiris( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and culture by Michel Leiris( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 1965 in English and French and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La règle du jeu by Michel Leiris( Book )

58 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers ces textes réunis dans ce volume, M. Leiris livre quelques-uns de ses souvenirs et tente d'y voir plus clair en lui-même. Ils sont accompagnés d'un choix d'écrits divers (essais, entretiens, etc.) d'une chronologie, de notices et de notes
Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contacts de civilisations en Martinique et en Guadeloupe by Michel Leiris( Book )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ruban au cou d'Olympia by Michel Leiris( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in French and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhood: a journey from childhood into the fierce order of virility by Michel Leiris( Book )

64 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langage tangage, ou, Ce que les mots me disent by Michel Leiris( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux parties : la première, intitulée Souple mantique et simples tics de glotte, est constituée de jeux de mots en formes de définitions de dictionnaire ; la seconde, Musique en texte et musique antitexte, où l'auteur explique sa passion de l'écriture
Aurora by Michel Leiris( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman de poète. L'oeuvre, publiée en 1946, appartient à la veine surréaliste de l'auteur, lequel a écrit en 1967 que la poésie était son "intérêt majeur."
Haut mal, suivi de Autres lancers. by Michel Leiris( Book )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mots sans mémoire. Simulacre. Le Point cardinal. Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses. Bagatelles végétales. Marrons sculptés pour Miró by Michel Leiris( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grande fuite de neige by Michel Leiris( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scratches by Michel Leiris( Book )

69 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Leiris, a French intellectual whose literary works inspired high praise from the likes of Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lévi-Strauss, began the first volume of his autobiographical project at the age of 40, an endeavor that would ultimately require 35 years and three additional volumes. In Volume 1, Scratches, Leiris sets out to invent a savoir vivre, a mode of living that would have a place for both his poetics and his personal morality. "I can scarcely see the literary use of speech as anything but a means of sharpening one's consciousness in order to be more--and in a better way--alive," he declares. He begins the project of uncovering memories, returning to moments and images of childhood--his father's recording machine, the letters of the alphabet coming to life--and then of his later life--Paris under Occupation, a journey to Africa, and a troubling fear of death
Wifredo Lam by Wifredo Lam( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in Italian and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operratics by Michel Leiris( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a study of opera by the great French poet, art critic, and anthropologist Michel Leiris. In Operratics Leiris turns his mind to one of his major loves, opera. Approaching the subject as a lover of music without any formal musical training, he discerns fascinating patterns in cultural movements in opera and reveals his personal tastes in this great genre."--BOOK JACKET
Baudelaire by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

60 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartre's study of Baudelaire is one of the more brilliant achievements of modern criticism. He turned abstractions like Existence and Being, Freedom and Nature, into a theory of psychoanalysis, grounded in man's creativity and opposed to Freudian determinism. Then he put the theory into practice in this book on Baudelaire
Phantom Africa by Michel Leiris( Book )

68 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invité par son collègue Marcel Griaule à un voyage de près de deux ans à travers l'Afrique noire, Michel Leiris l'écrivain livre un carnet de route, conforme à la pratique ethnologique, tout en glissant vers le journal intime, plus proche de sa pratique littéraire
Miroir de la tauromachie by Michel Leiris( Book )

32 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La règle du jeuManhood: a journey from childhood into the fierce order of virilityScratchesOperraticsBaudelaireScrapsNights as day, days as night
Alternative Names
Leiris, M. 1901-1990

Leiris, M. (Michel), 1901-1990

Leiris Michel

Leiris Mišelis

Michel Leiris écrivain, poète, ethnologue et critique d'art français

Michel Leiris escritor y etnógrafo francés

Michel Leiris francouzský spisovatel a etnograf

Michel Leiris Frans schrijver

Michel Leiris französischer Schriftsteller und Ethnologe

Michel Leiris French surrealist writer and ethnographer

Michel Leiris scrittore e etnologo francese

Лейрис, Мишель

Мишел Лерис француски надреалистички писател и етнограф

Мішель Леріс

میشل لیریس

میشیل لێریس

레리스, 미셸 1901-1990

ミシェル・レリス フランスの詩人、民族学者

レーリス, ミシェル