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Vítězslav Nezval

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Vítězslav Nezval ranks among the foremost Czech poets of the twentieth century. He is also the author significant works of prose. Known for his insistence on creative freedom and the development of the imagination, he is credited...

Walking

Petr Král

Petr Král is a poet and essayist. 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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...Walking is a key phenomenon of modern poetry, and surrealism in its turn, to the extent that it participates in it, naturally includes walking in its arsenal. It has been claimed, with some justification, and precisely on the subject...

Devětsil

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded in Prague in October 1920, the Devětsil Artistic Union (after 1925 known as the Devětsil Union for Modern Culture) brought together artists in multiple fields who were devoted to leftist politics and modernist aesthetics. In 1923...

International Surrealist Bulletin

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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Between 27 March and 10 April 1935, André and Jacqueline Breton, Paul and Nusch Éluard were visiting Prague. The following month, the Bretons and Benjamin Péret traveled to the Canary Islands. A year later, in June–July 1936, Breton...

Le Grand Jeu

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...From Simplisme to the Grand Jeu The origin of the Grand Jeu is to be found in Rheims in 1922 with the meeting of four secondary school pupils: René Daumal, newly arrived in second grade, and three pupils already linked through friendship...

The Novel

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction The French surrealist hostility towards the novel as a purely literary artifact without revolutionary value is well documented. As early as 1924, in the first Manifeste du surréalisme, Breton attacked both the realist novel...

Set Design

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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...Stage settings, lighting and props; production photographs of plays, ballets, and operas; evocative sketches for scenography proposals: at a glance, set design of any kind often evokes more than a hint of surrealism. Though it’s a topic...

Childhood

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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...Childhood has a sovereign value for surrealism. In the face of the failed priorities of the contemporary world, the first Manifesto’s opening paragraph specifies childhood—a state every one of us has known—as the first and defining...

Alchemy

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Alchemy was one of many esoteric traditions explored by the surrealists, beginning with their early séance-inspired trance sessions during the period of sleeps (époque des sommeils). Literary and visual references can be found...

Analogon

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...During the first half of 1968 the political situation in Czechoslovakia, for the first time since the Second World War, allowed Vratislav Effenberger to contemplate publication of a surrealist review, to be called Aura. The collective...