Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous

1st Edition

Tessel M. Bauduin, Victoria Ferentinou, Daniel Zamani

Published October 11, 2017
Reference - 290 Pages - 16 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054332 - CAT# Y331098
Series: Studies in Surrealism

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This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the specific use of occultism as a site of political and social resistance, ideological contestation, subversion and revolution. Additional focus is placed on the ways occultism was implicated in Surrealist discourses on identity, gender, sexuality, utopianism and radicalism.


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