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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...

Troisième Convoi

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Troisième convoi, a literary review founded by Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange and Jean Maquet, published five issues between 1945 and 1951. It emerged at a moment when surrealism’s future was open to question: the Second World War had dispersed...

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...

Contre-Attaque

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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...Contre-Attaque (Counter-Attack) was an ephemeral political grouping that existed between October 1935 and May 1936; its purpose was to push the Popular Front, which had been formed the previous July to counter the rise of fascism in France,...

Phases

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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...The Phases movement was founded in Paris in 1952 by Édouard (1924–2006) and Simone Jaguer (who exhibited and published as Anne Éthuin, 1921–2009). The Jaguers were the principal animators of Phases throughout its existence, though...

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...