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Hardboiled Fiction

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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...American hardboiled fiction came to France following the Second World War in the wake of the revelation of film noir. It was popularized particularly as a result of the efforts of Marcel Duhamel, who founded what would become the legendary...

Jacques Prévert

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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...Born in Neuilly near Paris, Jacques Prévert took an active part in the heart of surrealism only for a brief period, but he remained imbued by its spirit throughout the rest of his life. He met Yves Tanguy and later Marcel Duhamel during his...

Documents

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded by the art dealer Georges Wildenstein and endorsed by the ethnologists from the Institut de l’Ethnologie, Documents is a nonconformist magazine of art, archaeology, ethnography, and diverse aspects of contemporary popular culture...

Chanson

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Chanson, perhaps the quintessential twentieth-century French popular music form, has not received systematic surrealist attention despite being a potential example of a popular accomplice.Although a longer history is claimed for it,...

Film Comedy

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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...The surrealists’ long-standing interest in film comedy, which also informed some of the best-known film-making projects by participants in the movement, poses crucial questions regarding the notions and limitations of popular culture...

College of ’Pataphysics

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. 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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...Pataphysics as a term was introduced to the public in Les Jours et les nuits (Days and Nights), a novel by Alfred Jarry published in 1897, and it was defined in Gestes et opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien (Exploits and Opinions...

Minotaure

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The deluxe review Minotaure came into existence in 1933 as a collaborative project between the Swiss art publisher Albert Skira, the art critic E. Tériade, and the surrealist poets and painters guided by André Breton. Successor of the more...

Theatre

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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...At times the theatre was a controversial domain for the early surrealists, one that fascinated and repelled them in equal measure. The reason for this ambivalence is perhaps conveyed well by the film Les Enfants du Paradis (1945), penned...

Film

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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...For the first-generation surrealists the cinema was a revelation of their childhood and adolescence. André Breton himself was born in 1896, the very year the Lumière brothers were arranging their first screenings and therefore he and other...

Interior 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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...The idea of surrealism and interior design is likely to conjure up visions of fantastic or uncanny rooms from the tropes of film and music video sets, department store windows or fashion photography. Surrealism has exerted a pervasive...