Henry Miller and Surrealist Metaphor:

Henry Miller and Surrealist Metaphor: "Riding the Ovarian Trolley"

by Gay Louise Balliet
     
 

This book explores the origins and characteristics of French 20th Century surrealist aesthetics both in literary and fine art. As an aficionado of surrealism, Henry Miller employs metaphor to reflect «alchemical experimentation.» His surreal imagery depicts the entropy of our time. Miller offers salvation through immersion in the elemental, primal, and

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This book explores the origins and characteristics of French 20th Century surrealist aesthetics both in literary and fine art. As an aficionado of surrealism, Henry Miller employs metaphor to reflect «alchemical experimentation.» His surreal imagery depicts the entropy of our time. Miller offers salvation through immersion in the elemental, primal, and sexual.

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«Gay Balliet's enlightening study of surrealism in American fiction is original in approach, imaginative in its use of specific illustrations, and dynamic in its fresh and often startling crossreferences.» (James R. Frakes, E.W. Fairchild Professor of American Studies, Lehigh University)
«What is so useful about Gay Balliet's book is her deft use of interdisciplinary sources, especially fine arts and literature, to weave a valuable study of surrealism. Dr. Balliet's study also brings in Miller's American contemporaries and his literary descendants, clarifying his relationship to both and his position in American literature.» (Dr. Elizabeth Fifer, Professor of English, Lehigh University)
Booknews
Clarifies the origins, language, and metaphor of 20th-century French surrealism, and describes its use by Miller in his "Tropics" trilogy. Looks at other contemporary used of surrealism, literary and other influences on Miller's ideology and aesthetics, and his style and image making. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820428314
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Series:
Modern American Literature Series: New Approaches, #3
Pages:
187

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