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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...

Juan Breá

Michael Richardson

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet and journalist and a founder of Trotskyism in Cuba, Juan Breá participated in surrealism along with Mary Low in Romania, France, and Czechoslovakia, as well as fighting in the 1933 Revolution in Cuba. He was in the POUM militia...

Suzanne Césaire

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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,...

Frances Del Valle

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A painter, Frances del Valle was a member of the surrealist group in Puerto Rico, El Mirador Azul (The Blue Lookout), formed in 1956 by students of Eugenio Granell, who was then a lecturer at the University of Puerto Rico. The group closed...

Iván Tovar

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In his paintings Tovar, born on March 28, 1942, generates a throng of desiring machines more disconcerting than the one operated by the child in Richard Lindner’s Boy with Machine (1954), featured as the frontispiece to Gilles Deleuze...

Clément Magloire-Saint-Aude

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...On December 7, 1945, speaking shortly after his arrival in Haïti, André Breton, evoked “one of those elected sites that are a permanent temptation”, while observing that surrealism already found there a strong potential resonance...

Jules-Marcel Monnerot

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A sociologist who was a founding member of the short-lived Martinique Surrealist Group in 1931, Monnerot participated in the French group until 1934, and collaborated with Georges Bataille and Roger Caillois in founding the Collège de...

René Ménil

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the most important Martinican intellectuals of the twentieth century, René Ménil, participated in surrealism as a student in Paris in the early thirties and then throughout the period of the Second World War as one of the editors...

Tropiques

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Tropiques was a journal published in Martinique between 1941 and 1945 and edited by Aimé Césaire, Suzanne Césaire, and René Ménil. At the time Martinique was a French overseas department and thus subject to the collaborationist Vichy rule...

Agustin Cárdenas

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Agustin Cárdenas was born in the locality of the Matanzas province in Cuba on April 10, 1927 and he died in Havana in 2001. He is buried in Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.In 1943 Cárdenas decided to enter the Fine Arts Academy in San...