Robert Desnos: Surrealism in the Twenty-first Century (Modern French Identities)

Robert Desnos: Surrealism in the Twenty-first Century (Modern French Identities)


A mythical determine in the Surrealist circulate, Robert Desnos (1900-1945) has left a special legacy as a poet of contrast, as a 'dormeur eveille respected via his fellow Surrealists, and as a unfastened spirit par excellence. In celebrating Denos's special inventive voice, this ebook re-evaluates his prominence inside of and past the Surrealist move, reappraises his prestige as a poet, and sheds new mild on his contribution to the literary and cultural lifetime of his age. The essays within the quantity mirror the continued energy and relevance of Desnos's poetry and the originality of his contribution to a few of the other kinds of expression within which he excelled: Journalism, brief tales, script-writing and song-writing. Desnos's vast writings on paintings and artists, his energetic involvement in avant-garde movie and his shut institutions with a couple of well known painters also are addressed. This clean examine Denos's actions and contexts contains an interview with the artist Georges Malkine's daughter, Fern Malkine-Falvey, and a research of the memoirs of Desnos's spouse, Youki. the amount closes with an extraordinary selection of journalistic writings by means of Desnos which seemed in Le Soir within the overdue Nineteen Twenties and feature by no means seemed in print considering their unique booklet.

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