Historical Dictionary of Surrealism (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts #43) (Hardcover)

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Surrealism was a broad movement, which attracted many adherents. It was organized and quite strictly disciplined, at least until the death of its leader, Andr Breton, in 1966. As a consequence, its membership was in a constant state of flux: persons were constantly being admitted and excluded, and often the latter continued to regard themselves as Surrealists. The wide-ranging nature of the Surrealist movement was spread over many countries and many different art forms, including painting, sculpture, cinema, photography, music, theater, and literature, most notably poetry. The Historical Dictionary of Surrealism relates the history of this movement through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, circles, and groups who participated in the movement; a global entry on some of the journals and reviews they produced; and a sampling of major works of art, cinema, and literature.

About the Author

Keith Aspley was successively an assistant lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, and an honorary fellow of the University of Edinburgh.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780810858473
ISBN-10: 0810858479
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 574
Language: English
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts

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