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Suzanne Césaire

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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...One of the founders and editors of the journal Tropiques in Martinique in 1941, Suzanne Césaire wrote seven scintillating essays in its pages. Unfortunately, this sum total of her published work is apparently the only things she ever wrote,...

Aimé Césaire

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Aimé Césaire was a preeminent figure in francophone letters who lived and worked in the French Caribbean island of Martinique. This was the “native land” (“pays natal”) of his best-known poem, Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Notebook...

Jules-Marcel Monnerot

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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...A sociologist who was a founding member of the short-lived Martinique Surrealist Group in 1931, Monnerot participated in the French group until 1934, and collaborated with Georges Bataille and Roger Caillois in founding the Collège de...

René Ménil

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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...One of the most important Martinican intellectuals of the twentieth century, René Ménil, participated in surrealism as a student in Paris in the early thirties and then throughout the period of the Second World War as one of the editors...

Tropiques

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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...Tropiques was a journal published in Martinique between 1941 and 1945 and edited by Aimé Césaire, Suzanne Césaire, and René Ménil. At the time Martinique was a French overseas department and thus subject to the collaborationist Vichy rule...

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...

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...