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Arthur Cravan

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Arthur Cravan was the editor of the journal Maintenant (1912–15), to which he was the only contributor, writing under the pseudonyms W. Cooper, Édouard Archinard, Robert Miradique, or Marie Lowitska. In his autobiography, which only covers...

Michel Carrouges

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Carrouges became fascinated by surrealism during World War II, when he started collecting material for a book on the subject. Becoming friendly with Breton on his return from the Americas, he joined the group and published his study André...

Catalina Chervin

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Chervin is a painter of visceral images evoking human internal shadows and obscurities. Living through the dark age of Argentina’s military dictatorship, her works seem a remembrance of such darkness, not by representing it directly...

Suzanne Césaire

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the founders and editors of the journal Tropiques in Martinique in 1941, Suzanne Césaire wrote seven scintillating essays in its pages. Unfortunately, this sum total of her published work is apparently the only things she ever wrote,...

Aimé Césaire

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Aimé Césaire was a preeminent figure in francophone letters who lived and worked in the French Caribbean island of Martinique. This was the “native land” (“pays natal”) of his best-known poem, Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Notebook...

Marie Carlier

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Carlier was a painter and engraver who participated in the activities around Jacques Lacomblez and Jacques Zimmermann and in the Phases movement from 1958, exhibiting in all of its shows until her death. Having studied Jungian...

Jean-Claude Charbonel

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A painter as well as a poet, Charbonel was one of the principal animators of the RUpTure group, which existed between 1965 and 1977 and which was oriented both to surrealism and to Trotskyism. He left it in 1973, and became one...

Simone Collinet

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Collinet was the first wife of André Breton and, along with her cousin Denise Lévy, played a key role in early surrealism as a sometimes acerbic critic and sounding board for Breton and the other surrealists as they developed the movement...

Joseph Cornell

Dawn Ades

Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In collage, montage, and assemblage, Joseph Cornell found working practices, pioneered by the surrealists but almost unknown in the U.S.A. at the time, that wholly suited him. An inveterate collector, he was fascinated by the flotsam...

Bernard Caburet

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Having met Breton and the Paris surrealists in 1964, Bernard Caburet formed the group L’Ekart in Lyon with his friend Robert Guyon, inspired by the XI Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme (L’écart absolu), and which would aim...