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A Short Survey of Surrealism
     

A Short Survey of Surrealism

by David Gascoyne, Dawn Ades (Preface by), Michel Remy (Introduction)
 

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David Gascoyne’s classic text of 1935 was the first comprehensive work on Surrealism to be published in English. Gascoyne’s membership of the Surrealist movement and his association with its leading members - among them André Breton, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí - placed him in an ideal position to witness and record the

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David Gascoyne’s classic text of 1935 was the first comprehensive work on Surrealism to be published in English. Gascoyne’s membership of the Surrealist movement and his association with its leading members - among them André Breton, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí - placed him in an ideal position to witness and record the development and significance of its foremost artists and writers. A Short Survey of Surrealism is not merely a history of the birth and growth of the movement but also a thorough analysis of the main ideas associated with it.

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Hilary Davies
This is a new edition of David Gascoyne's rightly celebrated and precocious, work of 1935, published when he was just nineteen...A Short History of Surrealism first established Gascoyne's reputation in literary circles in London; it also stands as a historical witness to an intellectual era which can seem increasingly remote in a post-Communist, technologically driven world.
Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900564663
Publisher:
Enitharmon Press
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.39(d)

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"... Grant us extraordinary grace, O Spirit hidden in the dark in us and deep, And bring to light the dream out of our sleep." from "Kyrie" (Selected Poems). David Gascoyne’s death in November 2001 was marked by the lead obituaries in all the British broadsheets as well as in Le Monde. As a poet and translator he had been internationally renowned since the 1930s. He was the first chronicler in English of the Surrealist movement, and an essayist and reviewer of dazzling range. His association with Enitharmon Press dates back to 1970 and in the past decade there have been eight publications which will be a lasting testament of his importance.

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