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Blues

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...These are the defiant words of African American surrealist poet Jayne Cortez, who writes about the blues from a place of deep ancestral memory. “Back home” for Cortez was a place informed by the stark realities of the Southern slave...

Jayne Cortez

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 fiery poet, political activist, and jazz performance artist, Jayne Cortez participated in the activities of the Chicago surrealist group from the 1970s. The author of twelve books of poems and nine recordings, most of them with her own...

Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion is the official publication of the Chicago group of surrealists, which formed under the auspices of Franklin and Penelope Rosemont in 1966. Edited by Franklin Rosemont, with Paul Garon, Joseph Jablonski...

USA

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The United States of America did not loom large in the surrealist imaginary during the first decades of the movement’s existence. In the second half of the twentieth century, North America’s impact on surrealism’s history was much greater...