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Ramses Younan

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ramses Younan was a founding member of the Cairo-based group “Art and Freedom.” Alongside francophone poet Georges Henein and painter and moviemaker Kamel Telmisany, Younan was an active collaborator and contributor to the group’s art...

Salah Faiq

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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...A poet, journalist, and translator who has participated in surrealism in Damascus, Beirut, and London, Salah Faiq left Iraq in 1974 following a spell in prison as a communist involved in the Kurdish liberation struggle. After making contact...

Kamel Telmisany

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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...The painter Kamel Telmisany was a central figure in the activities of the Art and Freedom group in Cairo from 1937 to 1943; his illustrations for Georges Henein’s Déraisons d’être (1938) are especially notable. Becoming a movie-maker...

Georges Henein

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Egypt, as in Europe, Georges Henein assumed the role of a scout and a tireless ambassador of surrealism. The expressiveness of his poems, the climate of strangeness in his stories, the exceptional insight in his essays resounds even...

Georges Schehadé

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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...Lebanese playwright who became friends with Breton and Péret when staying Paris after the Second World War, and who participated in activities of the Paris group. The surrealists greatly appreciated his poetic novel Rodogune Sinné, written...

Sarane Alexandrian

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Sarane Alexandrian was a prolific writer, the author of some sixty books on art, poetry, and philosophy, who for a short period during 1947–8 was the right-hand man to André Breton, as the movement’s Secretary-General. He left the group...

Haifa Zangana

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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...Novelist, collagist and journalist, Haifa Zangana was an activist in the Iraqi Communist Party who was imprisoned and tortured by the regime. Upon her release she moved between Syria and Lebanon, where she came into contact with Arab...

Abdul Kader El Janabi

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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...Poet and organizer of surrealism in the Arab world, A.K.E.J. left Iraq in 1970. After a stay in London he settled in Paris in 1973 and founded the journal Le désir libertaire. He is the inventor of the technique of “gommage,” in which...

Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange

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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...Poet and novelist who forged a unique hermetic style influenced principally by the work of Lautréamont, Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange was born in Cairo of Greek parents. Close to Georges Bataille, to whom he devoted a short study, G.B. ou un...

Ody Saban

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 dancer, painter, and performance artist, Ody Saban has participated in surrealism since the 1980s. She also played an important part in the Art Cloche or squart movement in Paris (where artists illicitly take over empty building to hold...