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Michael Richardson

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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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Dawn Ades

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Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Krzysztof Fijalkowski

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Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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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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Bibliographic Guide

...The idea of revolution has a prominent place in the history of surrealism. The movement’s very first journal, which began in 1924, was titled La Révolution surréaliste. This ‘revolution’ was, however, complex. It did not simply mean...

Antonin Artaud

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Antonin Artaud was a poet and theater theorist whose passage through the surrealist group lasted only two years, from late 1924 till late 1926, but whose contributions to surrealist publications only tapered off in 1928. Notwithstanding...

Julio Cortázar

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Julio Cortázar was a world-famous Argentine writer, the author of many memorable short stories and novels, most of them of the “fantastic” or “magic realist” genre. Although he never openly admitted his affiliation with surrealism, he...

Pierre Alechinsky

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical Notes/Participation in Surrealism Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1927. He began the study of art at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs in Brussels in 1944, also called La...

António Maria Lisboa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...António Maria Lisboa was a Portuguese writer. He is proof of how surrealism would continue to inspire young minds. Not only did the movement offer Lisboa a liberating, alternative space to the hegemony of rational expression in literature...

Nicolas Calas

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Nicolas Calas was a member of the Breton circle from 1934, and one of the main points of contact between the Paris and Athens groups, along with Andreas Embirikos. Calas moved to Paris permanently in 1938, fleeing from the Metaxas...

Ithell Colquhoun

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ithell Colquhoun was an artist and writer associated with the English surrealist group during the 1930s. She combined a lifelong passion for surrealism and automatic techniques with a fascination for the occult. Colquhoun studied natural...

Pierre Molinier

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 1956, on the occasion of Pierre Molinier’s first solo show at the surrealist gallery L’Étoile Scellée (Jan 27–Feb 17, 1956), André Breton wrote that when confronted by Molinier’s art, “the eye is required first of all to rid itself...

Georges Limbour

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Even though Georges Limbour had a difficult relationship with André Breton and constantly maintained a distance from the formally-identified surrealist group, a reading of his fiction and art criticism in conjunction with one another...

Pierre Mabille

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Pierre Mabille, a man of great culture, an inventive doctor, curious about everything, close to the occultist Pierre Piobb, became a high-grade Freemason. He met André Breton and the surrealists in 1934, participated in the review Minotaure...