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Jean-Pierre Duprey

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Control of the Macabre Horse Jean-Pierre Duprey’s poetry is rightly considered one of the most “inspired,” not only in surrealism but in poetry generally, no matter what the century or language. Inspired it certainly is, but by what? Life,...

Enrique Zañartu

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Chilean artist who moved to New York in 1944 to study with Stanley W. Hayter, and who relocated to Paris with him in 1950, working with Hayter at Atelier 17 in both locations. Although born in Paris, he grew up in Chile, and is the younger...

Roger Vitrac

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Encounter with Dada and surrealism Now known especially as the playwright who created Victor ou les Enfants au Pouvoir (Victor or Power to the Children), Roger Vitrac was, with Antonin Artaud, one of the few who wrote surrealist plays...

Frederick Sommer

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Frederick Sommer occupies a unique position in the history of photography. Resident in the small town of Prescott, Arizona for over sixty years, he is most often associated with the photography of the American West as practiced by other...

Jean Benoît

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. 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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...The work of Jean Benoît is among the most distinctive and challenging in post-war surrealism. Centered on a fearless exploration of the interchange between revolt, eroticism, and mortality, it enlists drawing, painting, print...

Jorge Camacho

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Bird at the Window of Painting “GOLD SEEKER,” “CULTIVATOR,” “ANARTIST,” “ORNITHOPHILE,” “ANTHROPOPHOBE,” “COSMOPOLITAN,” “NAIL-BITER,”  “HARPOCRATES,” “JUBILADO” (retired): for a long period of his life, Jorge Camacho had such visiting...

Clovis Trouille

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Born in La Fère, in Picardy in Northern France, Clovis Trouille went to school in Amiens where he learned painting and drawing from an early age. His love of art was established when he was given a painted plate by a man visiting the city...

Robert Desnos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Towards the end of his abbreviated life, Robert Desnos mused that poetry should be “a chapter of mathematics,” asking in the “Author’s Note” to Fortunes (1942), “Is not poetry also the science of numbers?” (in 1999: 976; my translation...

Alice Rahon

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Surrealism, a literary movement at its inception, is more widely identified with its visual manifestations. Alice Rahon began her career as a French poet and switched her medium from poetry to visual art when she settled in Mexico City. Her...

Joyce Mansour

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mansour was born Joyce Patricia Ades in 1928 in England, the daughter of Jewish parents of Egyptian origin, although both her grandfather and father had become wealthy from the textile industry in Manchester, UK and Europe. Soon after her...