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Adolphe Acker

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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...Adolphe Acker was a member of the French group from 1932 to 1951; he separated from it after having been one of initiators of “The Carrouges Affair,” accusing Breton of keeping “religious company.” His most important role...

Karl Marx

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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...Beyond whatever relationship surrealism has with Marxism as a philosophical idea or with communism as a social or political movement, the person of Karl Marx—in the example he set in both his life and his work—has played a significant part...

Bohuslav Brouk

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Bohuslav Brouk was one of the founding members of the Czechoslovak surrealist group in 1934 and was also among the first popularizers of the work of Sigmund Freud in Czechoslovakia. This entry will present an overview of Brouk’s life...

Ernst Bloch

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Ernst Bloch was a heterodox German Marxist, a non-Jewish Jew, a revolutionary utopian, and the inventor of a Philosophy of Hope which has significant elements of affinity with surrealist ideas. He never belonged to the surrealist movement...

Henri Lefebvre

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...A French Marxist sociologist and philosopher who broke with his original Catholicism, in 1924 Henri Lefebvre, along with Pierre Morhange and Georges Politzer, founded the journal Philosophies in which a curious avant-gardism tinged...

Dialectic

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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...Surrealist interest in dialectic as a methodology was an inherent part of its practice almost from the beginning. No doubt this interest first arose from the revelation of its discovery of the work of the Comte de Lautréamont/Isidore...

Marxism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview Given the pervasive influence of Marxism on twentieth-century history and thought, it is no surprise that it inflects the history of surrealism. Along with psychoanalysis, Marxism represents a major point of reference: as André...