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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... and stands mute : she has nothing to say in her defense . Reality is something
besides what we see , hear , touch , smell , taste . There exist unknown forces
that control us , but upon which we may hope to act . We have only to find out
Hence it was not the hope of a better individual life that produced the
revolutionary , but on the contrary a life of voluntary renunciations and sacrifices .
The communist psychology was false in attempting to produce revolutionaries by
pitiless Hope : to be eternal by the refusal to endure . Our discoveries are those of
the explosion and dissolution of all that is organized , etc . In the Summer 1928
issue , R . Gilbert - Lecomte asked the question already raised by the surrealists ...
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FOREWORD Maurice Nadeau
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