The History of Surrealism
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989 - 351 pagina's
"I believe," André Breton said, "in the future resolution of the states of dream and reality--in appearance so contradictory--in a sort of absolute reality, or surréalité." The Surrealist movement, born in the 1920s out of the ferment of Dada, committed to revolution against bourgeois rationalism, and inspired by Freudian exploration of the unconscious, has reverberated more widely and deeply than perhaps any other art movement in our century. Its automatism, biomorphic shapes, visionary mode, and manipulation of found objects mark the work of artists as different as Ernst, Miró, Magritte, and Dali.
Maurice Nadeau's History of Surrealism, first published in French in 1944 and in English in 1965, has become a classic. It is both lucid and authoritative--by far the best overall account of this complex movement. Nadeau traces the evolution of Surrealism, bringing to life its many internal debates about politics and art. He relates the movement to its intellectual and artistic environment. And he provides the statements and manifestos of Breton, Aragon, Tzara, and others.
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This was also the moment when people began discussing the disturbing
investigations of Professor Freud , who appeared to hold the keys to a mysterious
region the editorial trio of Littérature was eager to explore . Perhaps here , after
all , the ...
[ M . Aron tried to regain the floor ] Interrupters appeared in every corner . One
voice proclaimed : ' We will not let you speak . Signed : the surrealists . ' Then
things grew nastier . . . the police intervened . . . Philippe Soupault leaped onto
In addition appeared a text by Antonin Artaud ( vilified by the group and Breton in
particular a few years earlier ) with this curious note : There will be no lack of
good souls indignant at seeing on the title page of this issue the names of
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - giovannigf - LibraryThing
Very comprehensive history of the movement largely based on the group's documents: manifestos, edicts, articles, and speeches. Unfortunately that means that the individual participants remain sketchy ... Volledige review lezen
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FOREWORD Maurice Nadeau
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