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The surrealism reader : an anthology of ideas

Author: Dawn Ades, FBE OBE CBE); Michael Richardson; Krzysztof Fijałkowski
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most influential cultural movements of the past century, surrealism, has been extensively studied within the framework of its contributions to art and literature, but its pivotal role in the development of intellectual ideas, both political and philosophical, has yet to be fully explored. Featuring writings from the 1920s up to the late 1990s, this anthology reveals surrealism's diverse scope, its deep  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Ades, FBE OBE CBE); Michael Richardson; Krzysztof Fijałkowski
ISBN: 9780226369969 022636996X
OCLC Number: 1088407740
Description: 1 v. (368 p.) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The annihilation of self-identity --
Introduction --
Being and its reflections / Jacques Hérold --
The haunting / André Breton --
Preface in praise of popular prejudices / Pierre Mabille --
The noble mannequin seeks and finds her skin / René Crevel --
The light, the shadow and the prey / Paul Nougé --
Mirrors / Pierre Mabille --
The "caput mortuum" or the alchemist's wife / Michae Leiris --
Non-scientific treatise on the fourth dimension / Marcel Marien --
What is a woman? / Leonora Carrington --
Leave everything / Annie Le Brun --
Memory of the last / Vincent Bounoure --
You always cherish your failures, machine-man / Bernard Caburet --
The challenge of otherness --
Introduction --
Pamphlet against Jerusalem / Robert Desnos --
The universal bases of culture / Antonin Artaud --
Don't clutter up the colonies (fragments); Approaching the enchanted castle / Jacques Viot --
The patriotism of the unconscious / René Crevel --
Ruins: ruine de ruines / Benjamin Péret --
The nocturnal island / The Bucharest Surrealist Group --
The friendship of man and beast / Georges Bataille --
Cat=clover / Jacqueline Sénard-Duprey --
Embers in Ceridwen's cauldron / André Breton --
Light of life / Benjamin Péret --
The twilight of the wheeler-dealers / Robert Benayoun --
The passage from poetry to philosophy / René Ménil --
A creolism sewn with white thread / Annie Le Brun --
The exit from Egypt / René Alleau --
The moral imperative --
Introduction --
It's up to you / Louis Aragon --
Note on freedom / Louis Aragon --
Humour as a moral attitude / Marko Ristić --
Love of revolution in our time / Nicolas Calas --
Liberty versus liberation / André Breton --
Reflections on the executioner and the victim / Georges Bataille --
Is surrealism a philosophy? / Gérard Legrand --
Freedom as nostalgia and as project / Georges Henein --
The hidden being / Elisabeth Lenk --
Festival mood / Philippe Audoin --
Paradise / PIerre Mabille --
The tasks of art and poetry --
Introduction --
Notes on poetry / André Breton and Paul Éluard --
The social anarchy of art / Antonin Artaud --
The rotting donkey / Salvador Dalí --
Specification of poetry / Roger Caillois --
Essay on the situation of poetry / Tristan Tzara --
Inviolable images / Paul Nougé --
Systematisation and determination / Roger Caillois --
The subversive function of poetry / Georges Henein --
On surrealist semiology / Karel Teige --
The sense of the world / René Magritte --
Automatic perspective / Adrien Dax --
Notes on poetry / Paul Nougé --
Surrealism and the savage heart / Vincent Bounoure --
Magic art and revolution / Vincent Bounoure and Vratislav Effenberger --
On the utilitarian conception of language / Vratislav Effenberger.
Responsibility: edited by Dawn Ades and Michael Richardson with Krzysztof Fijalkowski.

Abstract:

"One of the most influential cultural movements of the past century, surrealism, has been extensively studied within the framework of its contributions to art and literature, but its pivotal role in the development of intellectual ideas, both political and philosophical, has yet to be fully explored. Featuring writings from the 1920s up to the late 1990s, this anthology reveals surrealism's diverse scope, its deep contributions to the history of ideas, and its profound implications for contemporary thought. The volume addresses the key themes of identity, otherness, freedom and morality, and poetry. The texts uncover, among other things, the significance of surrealism for the antifascist and anticolonialist movements and the various manifestations of surrealism in the years after World War II."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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