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Rising Sign

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...It was in the immediate aftermath of the war, in January 1948, that André Breton published “Signe ascendant” a short essay in the first issue of the journal Néon. The text appears in manuscript form, and the quotations, also in Breton...

Charles Fourier

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 1945, while visiting the American West, particularly the Hopi and Navajo reservations, André Breton wrote his Ode to Charles Fourier: “Fourier they’ve scoffed but one day they’ll have to try your remedy whether they like it or not / . ....

Power

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Controversy of Power 1994: 89, translation modified “Freedom isn’t a reward for revolt. Freedom is revolt.” The last sentences spoken by the anarchist Nicola Sacco before his execution. “Rebellion is its own justification, completely...

Philosophical Pessimism

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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...One of the most crucial elements of surrealism is the emphasis and importance it places on doubt, a doubt that would become absolute. The experience of the first-generation surrealists, especially the fact that they lived through the First...

Anarchism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Dream of Anarchy and the Anarchy of Dreams The affinity between surrealism and anarchism is rooted in the libertarian spirit. Surrealism’s desire for a revolution of the mind is deeply intertwined with its desire for a social...

L’archibras

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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...The Surrealist group in Paris founded the journal L’Archibras after André Breton’s death. This was a word designated by Charles Fourier for an oversized and powerful arm with which people in Harmony would be naturally endowed...

France

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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...The idea of surrealism can be said to have been involuntarily, if not immaculately, conceived in 1916, when André Breton met Jacques Vaché in a military hospital in Nantes. From that moment it underwent a gestation period of eight years...

Contemporary Surrealism

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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...When André Breton died in September 1966 surrealism was in many ways on the crest of a wave. The group in Paris that he had steered through sometimes troubled waters for forty years was still active and drawing fresh adherents. A new group...