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Surrealist women's writing

A critical exploration

Edited by Anna Watz

Surrealist women's writing

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3202-4
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: December 2020
  • BIC Category: Literature, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century, LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, The arts / Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada, Literature & literary studies / General, Literature & literary studies / Literature: history & criticism, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • Series: Manchester University Press

Description

Featuring original essays by leading scholars of surrealism, Surrealist women's writing offers the first sustained critical inquiry into the writing of women associated with surrealism. The volume aims to demonstrate the extensiveness and the historical, linguistic, and culturally contextual breadth of this writing, as well as to highlight how the specifically surrealist poetics and politics that characterise these writers' work intersect with and contribute to contemporary debates on, for example, gender, sexuality, subjectivity, xenophobia, anthropocentrism and the environment.

Drawing on a variety of innovative theoretical approaches, the essays in the volume focus on the writing of a number of women surrealists, who have been known mostly for their visual rather than their literary production. These include Claude Cahun, Leonora Carrington, Kay Sage, Colette Peignot, Suzanne Césaire, Unica Zürn, Ithell Colquhoun, Leonor Fini, Dorothea Tanning and Rikki Ducornet.

Contents

Introduction
Anna Watz
1 'The dung beetle's snowball': the philosophic narcissism of Claude Cahun's essay-poetry
Felicity Gee
2 Identity convulsed: Leonora Carrington's The House of Fear and The Oval Lady
Anna Watz
3 Recasting the human: Leonora Carrington's dark exilic imagination
Jeannette Baxter
4 Colette Peignot: the purity of revolt
Michael Richardson
5 Suzanne Césaire's surrealism: tightrope of hope
Kara M. Rabbitt
6 Kay Sage alive in the world
Katharine Conley
7 Outside-in: translating Unica Zürn
Patricia Allmer
8 Ithell Colquhoun's experimental poetry: surrealism, occultism, and postwar poetry
Mark S. Morrisson
9 Leonor Fini's abhuman family
Jonathan P. Eburne
10 'Open sesame': Dorothea Tanning's critical writing
Catriona McAra
11 Magic language, esoteric nature: Rikki Ducornet's surrealist ecology
Kristoffer Noheden
Bibliography
Index

Editor

Anna Watz is Senior Lecturer in English at Linköping University in Sweden

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