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Melusina

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Melusina is a fairy-woman of medieval legend, associated with enchantment, regeneration, and the marvelous. Although certainly derived from an earlier cult of Celtic fertility goddesses, the name itself is first recorded in Jean d’Arras’ La...

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...

Colette Peignot (Laure)

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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...On the surface Colette Peignot was involved in surrealism only in the most peripheral way. Indeed, one might say that her only participation was as the result of her successive relationships with Jean Bernier when he was part of the Clarté...

Franklin Rosemont

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Call me the if in drifting.Franklin Rosemont was a poet, essayist, editor, publisher, radical historian, visual artist and musician. As a key figure in introducing surrealism to an American audience, he particularly explored surrealism...

Julien Gracq

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Having experienced the two world wars of the twentieth century, one in his childhood and the other during his time as an enlisted soldier in the army, Julien Gracq belonged to the “second generation” of surrealists who came onto the scene...

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...

Marcel Lecomte

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Marcel Lecomte was born in Saint-Gilles-lez-Bruxelles on September 25, 1900 and died in Brussels on November 19, 1966. Strangely overlooked in most stories of surrealism in Belgium, Lecomte was quite a number of things in his lifetime...

Eugène Atget

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Even though Eugène Atget didn’t belong to the same group of “conspirators of imagination” as the surrealists, his images became “appropriated” by them. He differed from them, of course. He was much older, and he died three years after...

Maurice Baskine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Maurice Baskine, “the one who,” according to André Breton, “discloses wholeheartedly,” was born in Kharkov in the Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire, on October 7, 1901, under the sign of Libra. He lived in France from 1905 until his...

Giorgio De Chirico

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

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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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The cover of the first issue of La Révolution surréaliste (December 1924) carries three photographs of the recently inaugurated surrealist group at the Bureau de recherches surréalistes. In two (and possibly all three) of them, Giorgio de...