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Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919–1939

Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919–1939
The Gold of Time

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521657396

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  • Surrealist Art and Writing, 1919-1939 offers a fresh analysis of Surrealism--of the artists Dalí, Ernst, Masson and Tanguy and the writing of Surrealism's leaders--André Breton, Aragon and Eluard. Spector uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine how the ideas and images of this avant-garde movement grew up in anipathy to middle class values. He situates the concrete products of Surrealist art and writing in their historical context without losing sight of larger theoretical and ideological issues involving psychoanalysis, Marxism and philosophy.

    • Coherent overview of exciting period in Europe between the wars
    • Fresh approach - addressing several contemporary theoretical approaches
    • Jargon-free, comprehensible writing
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    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521657396
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Breaking the institutional codes: revolution in the classroom
    3. The politics of dream and the dream of politics
    4. In the service of which revolution? An aborted incarnation of the dream: Marxism and Surrealism
    5. Surrealism and painting (The ineffable)
    6. The Surrealist woman and the colonial other.

  • Author

    Jack J. Spector, Rutgers University, New Jersey

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