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Ramses Younan

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ramses Younan was a founding member of the Cairo-based group “Art and Freedom.” Alongside francophone poet Georges Henein and painter and moviemaker Kamel Telmisany, Younan was an active collaborator and contributor to the group’s art...

Kamel Telmisany

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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...The painter Kamel Telmisany was a central figure in the activities of the Art and Freedom group in Cairo from 1937 to 1943; his illustrations for Georges Henein’s Déraisons d’être (1938) are especially notable. Becoming a movie-maker...

Georges Henein

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Egypt, as in Europe, Georges Henein assumed the role of a scout and a tireless ambassador of surrealism. The expressiveness of his poems, the climate of strangeness in his stories, the exceptional insight in his essays resounds even...

Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange

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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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...Poet and novelist who forged a unique hermetic style influenced principally by the work of Lautréamont, Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange was born in Cairo of Greek parents. Close to Georges Bataille, to whom he devoted a short study, G.B. ou un...

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...

Lee Miller

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When Lee Miller died in 1977, her obituary in The Times was brief: “Lady Penrose, wife of Sir Roland Penrose, Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, died on July 21. She was Lee Miller, an American who had been a photographer...

Egypt

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview On February 4, 1937, a young Egyptian, Sorbonne-educated poet, Georges Henein, presented the surrealist movement in a public lecture in Cairo (Henein, 2006: 365–76). Over the next year, a group of artists and writers gathered...