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Michael Richardson

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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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Dawn Ades

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Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Krzysztof Fijalkowski

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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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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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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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Bibliographic Guide

...The idea of revolution has a prominent place in the history of surrealism. The movement’s very first journal, which began in 1924, was titled La Révolution surréaliste. This ‘revolution’ was, however, complex. It did not simply mean...

Alexandre O’Neill

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 founder of the Lisbon surrealist movement in 1947, O’Neill was a popular poet with a reputation in Portugal comparable to that of Jacques Prévert in France. Like Prévert, he presented an attitude of permanent revolt conveyed through...

Jean Benoît

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The work of Jean Benoît is among the most distinctive and challenging in post-war surrealism. Centered on a fearless exploration of the interchange between revolt, eroticism, and mortality, it enlists drawing, painting, print...

Benjamin Péret

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When asked in 1934 “What is Surrealism?” André Breton answered: “the beauty of Benjamin Péret upon hearing the words family, religion or country”. Paul Éluard, who collaborated with him in “bringing up to date” 152 proverbs had...

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...

Jean Terrossian

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Of Armenian origin, Jean Terrossian was born in Paris in 1931. When he was seventeen he read André Breton’s Manifestos of Surrealism and became one of those whose life was decisively affected by reading these texts. Out of necessity he had...

Roberto Matta

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Roberto Matta stated on many occasions that he was born on 11. 11. 1911 at 11 o’clock in the evening in Santiago de Chile. If this series of four times 11 is perfect at a mnemonic level, we can’t be sure that this birth date entirely...

Pierre Naville

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Pierre Naville was an important political figure in the early years of the French surrealist movement. Before leaving the Paris surrealist group in 1929, he contributed to its orientation towards the Communist movement and, after 1936...

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...

André Thirion

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 political militant who was a member of the Parisian group between 1928 and 1934, Thirion was the organizer of the anti-colonialist exhibition The Truth about the Colonies in 1931, placing an accent on the anti-religious struggle. His...