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Evil

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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...Evil rebels against good. It could do no less.Evil becomes a specific, if implicit, issue for the surrealists from the time they discovered the works of the Comte de Lautréamont. In 1917 their curiosity was aroused when Philippe Soupault...

Karl Marx

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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...Beyond whatever relationship surrealism has with Marxism as a philosophical idea or with communism as a social or political movement, the person of Karl Marx—in the example he set in both his life and his work—has played a significant part...

Communism

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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...Introduction The surrealists’ relation with communism is complex and has been subject to much, often rather misinformed or muddled, discussion. The actual interactions between surrealists and communists in France during the period...

Beauty

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The First World War-era neologism “surrealism” results directly from a history of heated debates about aesthetic definitions and applications of beauty in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century France. Above all, surrealist beauty...

Isidore Ducasse

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Isidore Ducasse was born on April 4, 1846 in Montevideo (Uruguay). His father, François Ducasse, emigrated to “Amérique Méridionale” or “Banda Oriental” (as Uruguay was then called), became a clerk and then a chancellor at the French...

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...

Littérature

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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In March 1919, the Aragon–Breton–Soupault trio founded Littérature, which the Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme would describe as the first surrealist journal. One month later, Breton and Soupault invented automatic writing...

Death

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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...“Surrealism will introduce you to death, which is a secret society.” These enigmatic words from the Manifesto of Surrealism mark an important aspect of early surrealism. Breton’s sentence is followed by another that is equally enigmatic...

Philosophy

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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism is at once a reality, an idea, and an imaginary. A historical reality: an international movement of poets and artists. A philosophical concept: the resolution of the antinomies of reason. An imagination in practice...