The automatic muse: surrealist novels

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Atlas, 1994 - Fiction - 169 pages
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The Automatic Muse collects together four remarkable novels from the early days of Surrealism - the 1920's, when the group was experimenting with "automatic writing" and other methods of "forcing inspiration". Despite, or because of, the methods used in their composition these works are remarkable for the differences between them. They are variously mysterious, comic, astonishing, wildly extravagant. Yet they all share a feeling for the marvellous, and a literary style totally unrestrained by the conventions of "literature". Their potent vitality is an ample demonstration of the Surrealist programme and its belief in "the total liberation of man".

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Review: The Automatic Muse: Surrealist Novels

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Surrealist poetry is hard enough to come by, let alone prose. Some of the heavy hitters like Breton, Tzara and Desnos are easier to find, and with the good reason that their talent exceeds many of the ... Read full review

Review: The Automatic Muse: Surrealist Novels

User Review  - Aaron C. Thomas - Goodreads

This kind of stuff is never totally going to be my thing, but it is enjoyable nonetheless, and these "novels" contain some startling images. Read full review



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