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Gothic Novel

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction André Breton’s condemnation of the novel, pronounced at length in the first Manifeste du surréalisme (1924), clearly didn’t extend to the English Gothic novel. Even a brief overview of the Gothic in surrealist context must...

Walking

Petr Král

Petr Král is a poet and essayist. 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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...Walking is a key phenomenon of modern poetry, and surrealism in its turn, to the extent that it participates in it, naturally includes walking in its arsenal. It has been claimed, with some justification, and precisely on the subject...

Guillaume Apollinaire

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Guillaume Apollinaire coined the word ‘surréaliste’ to describe a play that was neither symbolic nor idealist: his own play Les Mamelles de Tirésias, first performed in 1917. The encouragement Guillaume Apollinaire created for surrealists...

Dada

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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...“How is one to define . . . a movement which cannot be identified with any one personality or place, viewpoint or subject, which affects all of the arts, which has a continually shifting focus and is moreover intentionally negative...

Beauty

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The First World War-era neologism “surrealism” results directly from a history of heated debates about aesthetic definitions and applications of beauty in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century France. Above all, surrealist beauty...

Romanticism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...France has a tradition of literary currents—and artistic avant-gardes—which follow one another and sometimes fit together so as ultimately to form a kind of construction pleasing to the eye—while reassuring literature teachers. Surrealism...

André Breton: The Memory of the Future

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...André Breton intentionally upset classic and modern temporal frameworks. He played with time. His life and his writings went beyond the limits of his existence. This, quite apart from the obvious ways in which Breton steered the surrealist...

S.U.RR . . .

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...At the beginning of the 1990s, new participants came to join those around Vincent Bounoure who had refused the dissolution of the Parisian surrealist group in 1969, leading to a resurgence of activity. Between 1990 and 1992, four issues...

The City

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Although the city was not a clearly defined category within surrealism, the modern urban environment, with its shop windows, billboards, kiosks, cafes, and inhabitants, functioned as a field of encounters, an unpredictable labyrinth open...

Theatre

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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...At times the theatre was a controversial domain for the early surrealists, one that fascinated and repelled them in equal measure. The reason for this ambivalence is perhaps conveyed well by the film Les Enfants du Paradis (1945), penned...