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Michel Leiris

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Michel Leiris has enjoyed a developing posthumous reputation as a central figure in French intellectual life in the twentieth century. Serving towards the end of his life as an editor of and commentator on the work of other mid-century...

Film Musical

Nikos Stabakis

Nikos Stabakis is a translator, writer, and film theorist and a founding member of the Athens surrealist group. 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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...Film musical, in its classical era (from the 1930s through the 1950s), appears in writings by surrealists on film as a genre with particular potential regarding the sense of the marvelous. Yet this approach opens a number of questions...

The College of Sociology

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Between November 1937 and July 1939, in the backroom of the Galéries du livre, bookshop in Paris a series of lectures and discussions took place under the title “The College of Sociology.” The “College” grouped together a number of figures...

Jazz

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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...To understand the surrealists’ engagement with jazz, we might begin by considering the performance of a song: Abbey Lincoln’s 1961 recording of “When Malindy Sings” on the album Straight Ahead. Based on a poem by nineteenth-century black...

The Marvelous

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 Marvelous The marvelous is one of the key concepts of surrealism, but it is also one of those that is most difficult to grasp. Invoked peremptorily by Breton in the first Manifesto (“the marvelous is always beautiful, anything...

Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Surrealism and . . . From the first essay on art published by André Breton in 1925 in La Révolution surréaliste the methodology of surrealism was conjunctive: Surrealism and Painting. The conjunction implied distance as also dialogue...

Documents

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded by the art dealer Georges Wildenstein and endorsed by the ethnologists from the Institut de l’Ethnologie, Documents is a nonconformist magazine of art, archaeology, ethnography, and diverse aspects of contemporary popular culture...

Love

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 surrealists invented or reconceived at the same time the formal collage that subverted the fine arts, the emotional collage that electrifies individuals, and the temporal collage that magnetizes bursts of duration. There would...

The Primitive

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Our Integral Primitivism For surrealism the primitive was both a critical force to challenge and disrupt the values of Western civilization and part of an enduring engagement with alterity and difference. It encompassed not only...

The Caribbean

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...While surrealism took shape in Europe in the aftermath of the First World War, in the Caribbean and South America it produced a long and sustained dialogue on questions of the relationship between Europe and its colonial others...