The Surrealism Reader by Dawn Ades, Michael Richardson & Krzysztof Fijalkowski.
Surrealism is one of the most influential cultural movements of the twentieth century. This book details the surrealist engagement with major themes in the intellectual history of the twentieth century. It draws together essays from the whole history of surrealism to illustrate the tenacity and consistency with which the surrealists treated themes of psychological reality and the construction of identity, cultural communication, freedom and poetry.
The Reader features writings by leading surrealists, including Aragon, Artaud, Bataille, Breton, Caillois, Crevel, Dalí, Eluard, Mabille, Magritte, Morise and Tzara. It also serves as an introduction to major writers in surrealism whose work is largely unknown to English readers, such as Georges Henein, René Alleau, Gérard Legrand and Annie Le Brun.
Author: Dawn Ades, Michael Richardson & Krzysztof Fijalkowski
Publisher: University of Chicago Press