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André Souris

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 composer, conductor, musicologist and writer, André Souris took Erik Satie and Igor Stravinsky as his models. Meeting Paul Nougé at a concert in 1925 he joined the Belgian surrealists and his first composition to be performed was Choral...

Jaroslav Ježek

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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...Jaroslav Ježek was a Czech composer, pianist, and conductor who was a founder member of the Czechoslvak group. Almost blind from a young age, he was drawn towards music and in the 1920s became the composer for the Prague Liberated Theatre...

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...

Gregg Simpson

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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...Painter, collage artist and musician, Simpson played drums in Vancouver for the jazz pianist, artist and writer Al Neil in the 1960s, who introduced him to the hermetic tradition, the Beats and their antecedents. Simpson’s interest...

Ted Joans

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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...Ted Joans was a poet, trumpeter, and collagist whose motto was “Jazz is my religion, and surrealism is my point of view.” A friend of Charlie Parker, as part of the beat generation he organized renowned jazz and poetry soirees in New York...

Blues

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...These are the defiant words of African American surrealist poet Jayne Cortez, who writes about the blues from a place of deep ancestral memory. “Back home” for Cortez was a place informed by the stark realities of the Southern slave...

Jayne Cortez

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 fiery poet, political activist, and jazz performance artist, Jayne Cortez participated in the activities of the Chicago surrealist group from the 1970s. The author of twelve books of poems and nine recordings, most of them with her own...

François Valorbe

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 rather obscure figure on the margins of the French surrealist group during the 1950s and 1960s, Valorbe was an enthusiast for hot jazz, to which he devoted a volume of poetry, Carte noire, in 1953, and for cinema. He is best known for his...

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...

George Melly

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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...Critic, collector and jazz singer associated with English surrealism from the 1940s, when he worked at the London Gallery with E. L. T. Mesens. His autobiographical works Owning Up (1965), Rum, Bum and Concertina (1977) and his Don’t Tell...