The Lives of the Surrealists

The Lives of the Surrealists

A lively history of theSurrealists, both known andunknown, by one of the lastsurviving members of themovement--artist andbestselling authorDesmond Morris.

Author: Desmond Morris

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ISBN: 0500296375

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A lively history of the Surrealists, both known and unknown, by one of the last surviving members of the movement--artist and bestselling author Desmond Morris.
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The Language of Surrealism

The Language of Surrealism

In the following section, firstly, I outline the significance of the connections, relationships, and associations between the lives of the surrealists. Writers of high surrealism Most of the texts explored in The Language of Surrealism ...

Author: Peter Stockwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137392190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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The Language of Surrealism explores the revolutionary experiments in language and mind undertaken by the surrealists across Europe between the wars. Highly influential on the development of art, literary modernism, and current popular culture, surrealist style remains challenging, striking, resonant and thrilling – and the techniques by which surrealist writing achieves this are set out clearly in this book. Stockwell draws on recent work in cognitive poetics and literary linguistics to re-evaluate surrealism in its own historical setting. In the process, the book questions later critical theoretical views of language that have distorted our ideas about both surrealism and language itself. What follows is a piece of literary criticism that is fully contextualised, historically sensitive, and textually driven, and which sets out in rich and readable detail this most intriguing and disturbing literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reimagining Life

Reimagining Life

he central project concerning identity in the Surrealist movement ground to an abrupt halt in 1928. Though Maurice Nadeau had referred to 1928 as a calm ”year of achievements,” it was anything but. While the main examples that Nadeau ...

Author: Raihan Kadri

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 9781611470130

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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The innovative, wide-ranging study deftly traverses fields of art, politics, philosophy, psychology, and literature. Reimagining Life redefines Surrealism's place in modern intellectual history and offers a new vision of how Surrealist discourse can be connected to contemporary debates in cultural, critical, and theoretical studies.
Categories: Philosophy

Robert Desnos Surrealism and the Marvelous in Everyday Life

Robert Desnos  Surrealism  and the Marvelous in Everyday Life

He had less formal education than most in his surrealist circle . Although his selfeducation was extensive , resulting in impressive erudition , Desnos never lost his connection to the working - class milieu in which he grew up .

Author: Katharine Conley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803215231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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He stayed with the official surrealist movement in Paris for only six years but was pivotal during that time in shaping the surrealist notion of "transforming the world" through radical experiments with language and art, After leaving the group, Desnos continued his career of radio broadcasting and writing for commercials.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The British Surrealists

The British Surrealists

Here, best-selling author and surrealist artist Desmond Morris—one of the last surviving members of this important art movement—draws on his personal memories and experiences to present the intriguing life stories, complex love lives, ...

Author: Desmond Morris

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500777299

Category: Art

Page: 248

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The lives, loves, and works of key British Surrealists revealed by one of the last surviving members of this movement, best-selling author and artist Desmond Morris. Honored for their idiosyncratic and imaginative works, the surrealists marked a pivotal moment in the history of modern art in Britain— pioneering the Surrealist movement between World War I and II. Many artists banded together to form the British Surrealist Group, while others carved their own, independent paths. Here, best-selling author and surrealist artist Desmond Morris—one of the last surviving members of this important art movement—draws on his personal memories and experiences to present the intriguing life stories, complex love lives, and groundbreaking works of this wild and curious set of artists. From the rebelliousness of Leonora Carrington to the beguiling Eileen Agar and the “brilliant” Ceri Richards, Morris brings his subjects’ triumphs as well as their shortcomings to the fore. Laced with his inimitable wit, and profusely illustrated by images of the artists and their artworks, Morris’s vivid account reflects the movement’s strange, rebellious, and imaginative nature. Featuring thirty- four surrealists—some famous, some now largely forgotten—Morris’s intimate book takes us back in time to a generation that allowed its creative unconscious to drive their passions in both art and life.
Categories: Art

Roland Penrose

Roland Penrose

As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900-1984) is a key figure in the study of art in England from 1920 to 1984.

Author: James King

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474414524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900-1984) is a key figure in the study of art in England from 1920 to 1984. In the first biography of Penrose, acclaimed biographer James King explores the intricacies of Penrose's life and work tracing the profound effects of his upbringing in a Quaker household on his values, the early influence of Roger Fry, his friendships with Max Ernst, Andre Breton and other surrealists, especially Paul Eluard, his organization of the landmark International Surrealist Exhibition in the summer of 1936, his conflicted relationship with Pablo Picasso, and his tireless promotion of surrealism as well as the production of his own surrealist art. With a deftness of touch, King traces Penrose's complex professional and personal lives, including his pacifism, his work as a biographer - including his outstanding life of Picasso as well as those of Miro, Man Ray, and Tapies - and as an art historian, as well as his unconventionality, especially in his two marriages - including that to Lee Miller -and his numerous love affairs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Surreal Lives

Surreal Lives

Brandon follows the lives of the Surrealists--such as Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali and Man Ray--through the movement, which culminated at the end of World War II. 24 pages of photos.

Author: Ruth Brandon

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 080213727X

Category: Art

Page: 527

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Brandon follows the lives of the Surrealists--such as Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali and Man Ray--through the movement, which culminated at the end of World War II. 24 pages of photos.
Categories: Art

Border Writing

Border Writing

sion, but very important, is the fact that technology has radically altered the lives of women in Latin America and ... while not a surrealist if we define the movement as that whose principal characteristic was automatic writing, ...

Author: D. Emily Hicks

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816619832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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Annotation Examines Latin American literature from the perspective of attempts to break through national, genre, domain, and other borders in order to perceive, or create, a whole culture. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Surrealism Pro and Con

Surrealism Pro and Con

Paris , needless to say , is no more a center of Surrealist activity . Where the O. G. P. U. and the Gestapo work hand in hand , Surrealism can only live an underground life . Of the Surrealists of Paris now scattered everywhere ...

Author: Nicolas Calas

Publisher: [New York] : Gotham Book Mart

ISBN: UCSD:31822001076033

Category: Surrealism

Page: 77

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Categories: Surrealism

Surrealism and the Art of Crime

Surrealism and the Art of Crime

... nevertheless " it just so happens that in the lives of black people , there are so many absurd situations , made that way by racism , that black life could sometimes be described as surrealistic . The best expression of surrealism ...

Author: Jonathan Paul Eburne

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801446740

Category: Art

Page: 348

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Corpses mark surrealism's path through the twentieth century, providing material evidence of the violence in modern life. Though the shifting group of poets, artists, and critics who made up the surrealist movement were witness to total war, revolutionary violence, and mass killing, it was the tawdry reality of everyday crime that fascinated them. Jonathan P. Eburne shows us how this focus reveals the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the thought and artwork of the surrealists and establishes their movement as a useful platform for addressing the contemporary problem of violence, both individual and political.In a book strikingly illustrated with surrealist artworks and their sometimes gruesome source material, Eburne addresses key individual works by both better-known surrealist writers and artists (including André Breton, Louis Aragon, Aimé Césaire, Jacques Lacan, Georges Bataille, Max Ernst, and Salvador Dalí) and lesser-known figures (such as René Crevel, Simone Breton, Leonora Carrington, Benjamin Péret, and Jules Monnerot). For Eburne the art of crime denotes an array of cultural production including sensationalist journalism, detective mysteries, police blotters, crime scene photos, and documents of medical and legal opinion as well as the roman noir, in particular the first crime novel of the American Chester Himes. The surrealists collected and scrutinized such materials, using them as the inspiration for the outpouring of political tracts, pamphlets, and artworks through which they sought to expose the forms of violence perpetrated in the name of the state, its courts, and respectable bourgeois values.Concluding with the surrealists' quarrel with the existentialists and their bitter condemnation of France's anticolonial wars, Surrealism and the Art of Crime establishes surrealism as a vital element in the intellectual, political, and artistic history of the twentieth century.
Categories: Art