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Liberte Ou L'Amour
Robert Desnos
078594723X
Jan 1982
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Robert Desnos, Surrealism, and the Marvelous in Everyday Life
Katharine Conley
0803215231
January 2004
Hardcover
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Mythmaking: The Mythological Poetry of Robert Desnos
Robert Desnos
0967942942
June 2006
Hardcover
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Liberty or Love!
Robert Desnos
094775766X
May 1994
Paperback
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From Booklist
Desnos (1900-45), one of the earliest and best French surrealists, attempted to subvert normal ideas of order by using tarot cards, trances, and hallucinogenic mushrooms as aids to composition. His poetry has often been translated, but this novel is here published in English for the first time. It is a masterpiece of automatic writing--a technique in which the author writes while in a trance. Desnos could achieve this state and write out his attendant dreams without hypnosis. So the book--brilliant, funny, deeply disturbing, more than a little sick--resembles the dream that wakes you up with its vehemence. It is nearly impossible to summarize. Desnos treats the characters like musical themes. The action takes place in a tide of imagination in which characters appear, vanish, and then reappear according to dream logic....


Surrealist Love Poems
Mary Ann Caws (Editor)
0226098729
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Erotic, impassioned and necrophilic, the 60 works gathered in Surrealist Love Poems celebrate the idea of obsessive and transformative love. "I want to sleep with you side by side.... Consumed by ecstatic mad inertia/ Stretched out on your shadow/ Hammered by your tongue/ To die in a rabbit's rotting teeth/ Happy," writes Joyce Mansour. City University of New York comparative literature professor Mary Ann Caws places poems by major surrealist writers like Andr‚ Breton and Paul Eluard, along with the poetry of Picasso, Dal¡ and Frida Kahlo, side by side with 14 lushly printed and alluring b&w photos by the likes of Man Ray, Lee Miller and Claude Cahun. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Voice
Robert Desnos
1931357943
January 2005
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher
6 1/2 x 9 trim.

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Lampblack and Ash: Poems
Simone Muench
193251127X
November 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
More challenging than her first poems, in The Air Lost in Breathing (2000), but driven with a more confident and ambitious hand, Muench's poems reveal the sensory details that lay between heart and head, the essence of the human experience. One offbeat, sensuous lyric offers "Cumulus, ruffled as jabots, muffle the moon's / sallow light" and "a gaze through violet / haze of leaf smoke as the swallow / leaves its shadow / in melted tallow." Her colorful wordplay often creates abstract images and appealing contradictions--"It sucked darkness / into a mandarin flame / where you leaned against a boat / overflowing with ice / and oranges"---as well as humility and humor. Although Muench pays homage to French poet Robert Desnos, there is also a campy wink at surrealist Arthur Rimbaud, as well as a (perhaps unconscious)...


Dada and Surrealist Film
Rudolf E. Kuenzli (Editor)
026261121X
August 1996
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Book Description
This groundbreaking collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements. The essays, which comment on specific films and deal with theoretical and topical questions, are framed by a documentary section that includes a photographic reproduction of the manuscript scenario for Robert Desnos's and Man Ray's L'Etoile de mer, and an introduction by the editor that provides a cogent working model for the difference between Dada and Surrealist perspectives.

CONTENTS:

Introduction, Rudolf E. Kuenzli

Essays

Dada/Cinema? � Thomas Elsaesser.
L�ger's Ballet m�canique � Judi Freeman.
Anemic Vision in...


Earthlight
Andre Breton
1931243409
August 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Breton (1896-1966), frequently dubbed the "pope" of surrealism, has had surprisingly few poems translated into English. Spanning 1919-1936, this volume covers his early work, his associations with Dada and the formative years of surrealism. Readers can at last become familiar with the artworks spawned from a great theoretical mind (Breton authored most of the surrealist manifestos). Poetry lovers familiar with the work of Apollinaire, Reverdy and others, might not find these poems particularly original on first reading. But viewed closely, Breton's ability to personify objects reveals an ironic chain of affinities not as farfetched as that of his contemporaries: "Open and closed the beautiful windows / Hung from the day's lips / The beautiful windows with only their nighties on." As in his classic novel, Nadja ,...


Lampblack and Ash: Poems
Simone Muench
1932511261
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
More challenging than her first poems, in The Air Lost in Breathing (2000), but driven with a more confident and ambitious hand, Muench's poems reveal the sensory details that lay between heart and head, the essence of the human experience. One offbeat, sensuous lyric offers "Cumulus, ruffled as jabots, muffle the moon's / sallow light" and "a gaze through violet / haze of leaf smoke as the swallow / leaves its shadow / in melted tallow." Her colorful wordplay often creates abstract images and appealing contradictions--"It sucked darkness / into a mandarin flame / where you leaned against a boat / overflowing with ice / and oranges"---as well as humility and humor. Although Muench pays homage to French poet Robert Desnos, there is also a campy wink at surrealist Arthur Rimbaud, as well as a (perhaps unconscious)...


Literature, Art and the Pursuit of Decay in Twentieth-Century France
Timothy Mathews
0521023769
December 2005
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Review
'... elegant and stimulating essays ...'. Journal of European Studies

Review
"This book will be of interest to those intrigued by an alternatve approach to the avant-garde movement in literature and the visual arts of the twentieth century." Dalhusie French Studies

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Modern French Poets: Selections with Translations
Wallace Fowlie (Editor)
0486273237
November 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Treasury of poems and prose extracts by 10 great poets: Max Jacob, Leon-Paul Fargue, Jules Supervielle, Saint-John Perse, Jean Cocteau, André Breton, Paul Éluard, Robert Desnos, Henri Michaux and Pierre Emmanuel. Excellent English translations on facing pages plus introduction to modern French poetry and introduction and bibliography for each poet.

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