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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“ Poetry must be made by all , not by one . ” 5 This is a true revolution , Poetic first , because it denies poetry by transcending it . The arrangement as a poem is banished in favor of the automatic text , the dictation of the ...
In addition Breton introduced the latest poetic productions of surrealism , 2 notably those of Gisèle Prassinos , a girl of fourteen who according to the strict methods of automatic writing combined with a constant felicity the most ...
I do not believe , however , that the periodical Europe , for reasons which derive purely from Romain's poetic ... I should further object to Romains , who must know it as well as I , that the virtue of the poem , if not alien at least ...
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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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