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René Daumal

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A founding member of the Grand Jeu, a group that André Breton tried to integrate into surrealism but which refused his proposition, René Daumal was the author of this memorable and prophetic sentence: “Beware, André Breton, of eventually...

Dialectic

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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...Surrealist interest in dialectic as a methodology was an inherent part of its practice almost from the beginning. No doubt this interest first arose from the revelation of its discovery of the work of the Comte de Lautréamont/Isidore...

G.W.F. Hegel

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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...Hegel is, without doubt, the philosopher of surrealism. References to his work abound in surrealist writing and art work (is it possible to understand what is most significant in Magritte, for instance, without appreciation of what he owed...

Industrial Workers of the World

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 by a diverse array of radical unionists. In the fighting spirit of “revolutionary unionism,” the IWW Preamble emphatically states: “The working class...

Le Grand Jeu

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...From Simplisme to the Grand Jeu The origin of the Grand Jeu is to be found in Rheims in 1922 with the meeting of four secondary school pupils: René Daumal, newly arrived in second grade, and three pupils already linked through friendship...

College of ’Pataphysics

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. 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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...Pataphysics as a term was introduced to the public in Les Jours et les nuits (Days and Nights), a novel by Alfred Jarry published in 1897, and it was defined in Gestes et opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien (Exploits and Opinions...