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Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Johanna Malt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in Prague in 1935, André Breton asked, ‘Is there, properly speaking, a left-wing art capable of defending itself?’. But despite his conviction that surrealism did indeed offer such ... More


Roland Penrose: The Life of a Surrealist

James King

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474414500
eISBN:
9781474421874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900–1984) is a key figure in the study of modern art in England. This book explores the intricacies of Penrose's life and ... More


Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Stephen M. Fuller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036736
eISBN:
9781621039143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book surveys Eudora Welty’s fiction during the most productive period of her long writing life. It shows how the 1930s witnessed the arrival of surrealism in the United States largely through ... More


Drawing on Art: Duchamp and Company

Dalia Judovitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665297
eISBN:
9781452946535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 readymade, L.H.O.O.Q., which he created by drawing a moustache and goatee on a commercial reproduction of the Mona Lisa, precipitated a radical reevaluation of the meaning of ... More


Syntax Gram and the Magic Typewriter: W.S. Graham's Automatic Writing

Matthew Francis

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The creative energy and radical technique evident in W. S. Graham's late unpublished poetry constitute a significant avant-garde challenge to the institution of literature, particularly the fixity ... More


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