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Georges Bataille

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...By the end of his life, Georges Bataille was arousing real curiosity and enjoyed a certain prestige. A genuine aura emanated from his person. In the 1960s, Philippe Sollers and Jacques Derrida sang the praises of Antonin Artaud...

Religion

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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...The topic of religion and surrealism may, at first glance, appear straightforward to deal with. Throughout its history surrealism has consistently rejected the notion of religion as it is ordinarily understood, that is as an organized...

Occultation

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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...Breton called for occultation in the Second Manifesto. Oft mentioned, the precise meaning of this concept is one of the more obscure in surrealist annals, even if the immediate context appears to make its meaning clear. Let’s quote...

D.A.F. De Sade

Rikki Ducornet

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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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...Alchemy in reverse André Breton, L’Amour fou On the side of the abyss, made of Philosopher’s Stone, the starry castle opens. CIA director Porter Goss would have us appreciate anal feeding—a favored technique of “enhanced interrogation...

The College of Sociology

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Between November 1937 and July 1939, in the backroom of the Galéries du livre, bookshop in Paris a series of lectures and discussions took place under the title “The College of Sociology.” The “College” grouped together a number of figures...

Gustave Moreau

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Gustave Moreau was a French painter active in the second half of the nineteenth century. His work is characterized stylistically by its ornamental detail, arabesques, and a sumptuous use of color, and thematically by its fusional approach...

Maurice Blanchot

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Maurice Blanchot was a writer, literary theorist, and philosopher. His writings centered on literature as a mode of contestation to explore the role of negativity in the experience of language. Initially active among non-conformist...

Troisième Convoi

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Troisième convoi, a literary review founded by Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange and Jean Maquet, published five issues between 1945 and 1951. It emerged at a moment when surrealism’s future was open to question: the Second World War had dispersed...

Desire

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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...In an essay written for the Tate Modern exhibition Surrealism Desire Unbound, the critic Hal Foster begins with this peculiar statement: “Everyone knows that the surrealists preached the liberation of desire” (Foster, 2001: 203...

Expressionism

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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...When speaking in Barcelona in November 1922, on the eve of the concretization of surrealism as a movement and as an idea, André Breton noted how Cubism, Futurism, and Dada were all “part of a more general movement whose meaning and scope we...