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Wireless Time/Time Without Strings

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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...[Translators’ note: the French term “sans fil” presents difficulties in English for its double meaning of “radio,” or formerly “wireless,” and “without strings or wires.” We have therefore translated the term differently at different points...

Robert Lagarde

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...To contemplate a drawing by Lagarde is to have a stone in one’s shoe; it’s to put your finger between the tree and its bark or to crack like a wall in the sun. The discomfort comes entirely from within. To understand better the different...

Manifestos

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 the Manifesto of Surrealism, Breton raised the imagination to the rank of a supreme faculty, a boundless imagination, the very expression of freedom. He thus took the opposite view to Descartes whose philosophy is founded in a finished...

Martin Stejskal

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Martin Stejskal, born on February 19, 1944, is a painter, essayist and esotericist. He graduated from Art School in Prague and since 1968 has participated in the activities of the Prague surrealist circle. Stejskal has been a member...

Virgil Teodorescu

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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...Poet, essayist and translator who edited an avant-garde journal in Romania, Liceu in 1932, before participating in the Surrealist Group in Bucharest during the war years and its immediate aftermath. Teodorescu’s poetry included bold...

Légitime Défense

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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...“Légitime Défense” was the title of an essay written by André Breton in 1926 testifying to the underlying communist orientation of surrealist activity against the dogmatism and lack of understanding of it by the cadres of the French...

Yvan Goll

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Yvan Goll was a French-German poet who participated in expressionism and then Dada after taking refuge in Zurich during the World War I. Settling in Paris, he evolved his own “surrealism” based directly on Apollinaire and constituting...

History

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists’ relationship to history is marked by ambivalence, as evidenced for example in their protean, sometimes conflicting, assessments of historical figures. Consequently, surrealism did not produce a unified theory of history...

Occultation

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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...Breton called for occultation in the Second Manifesto. Oft mentioned, the precise meaning of this concept is one of the more obscure in surrealist annals, even if the immediate context appears to make its meaning clear. Let’s quote...

Sublime Point

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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...At the beginning of the Second Manifesto, André Breton asserted that surrealism more than anything else tended “to provoke, from the intellectual and moral point of view, a crisis of consciousness of the most general and serious kind...