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Raymond Queneau

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The importance of surrealism in Raymond Queneau’s life and work might seem quite limited. Queneau’s participation in surrealist activity was brief (January 1925 to the end of 1929) and was partly interrupted by his departure for the army...

Crime & Faits Divers

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists were interested in sensational crimes, often ones committed through passion and those that were sometimes bizarre. But their curiosity was excited by faits divers (news items) in general: suicide, disappearances, and other...

Revolutionary Surrealism

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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...The movement known as “le surréalisme révolutionnaire” (revolutionary surrealism) had a checkered existence from May 1947, when the first meetings took place to determine whether or not a group of this name would be formed, to November...

Games

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists, some of whom became cultural theorists of the game, recognized the centrality of games during the rise of fascism in Western Europe. This entry offers a necessarily limited introduction to the vast scope and profound...

G.W.F. Hegel

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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...Hegel is, without doubt, the philosopher of surrealism. References to his work abound in surrealist writing and art work (is it possible to understand what is most significant in Magritte, for instance, without appreciation of what he owed...

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...

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...

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...

La Révolution Surréaliste

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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...La Révolution surréaliste, the surrealist journal par excellence, is the one that has acquired the greatest renown. Its eleven issues, from December 1924 to December 1929, mark a turning point in the history of the movement. Littérature...

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...