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Between Communism and ‘Purity’ of Style: The Revolutions of English Surrealism

Benjamin Kohlmann

in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198715467
eISBN:
9780191783197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715467.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of English Surrealism’s literary-political defences – and the question of poetry’s ‘usefulness’ which it explicitly and implicitly raises – is an under-evaluated, though central part of ... More


‘Let’s Do Something’ (1935–1936)

James King

in Roland Penrose: The Life of a Surrealist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474414500
eISBN:
9781474421874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1935 to 1936. In Paris, in June 1935, Roland and Paul Éluard chanced upon precocious, intense nineteen-year-old David Gascoyne, who had ... More


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