Diary of a Genius

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Creation Books, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 186 pages
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Diary Of A Genius stands as one of the seminal texts of Surrealism, revealing the most astonishing and intimate workings of the mind of Salvador Dali, the eccentric polymath genius who became the living embodiment of the 20th century's most intensely subversive, disturbing and influential art movement.

Includes a revelatory essay on Dali by the author JG Ballard.

This new de-luxe edition of the widely-acclaimed autobiography comes in a larger format and with additional illustrations.

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Dali is the Mad Hatter of his own world. A genius with no sense of humility, he dissected everybody and everything to particles and atoms. He knows exactly what his destiny is and he will do whatever ... Read full review

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This was a weird book. It's his diary for a few years of his life and some very bizarre anecdotes in there. It's about his thinking, his fascination with rhino's horns, flies, and his fascination with ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. In his teens, he exhibited his work at home and in the town's municipal theater before leaving for Madrid's Academy of Arts. In his last year there, he was expelled for announcing that none of the faculty was competent to judge his work. After moving to Paris, he befriended Pablo Picasso and Andre Breton, moved in with the woman who would become his wife of nearly 50 years (though she was Paul Eluard's wife when he met her) and began work on the paintings for which became best known, such as "The Persistence of Memory," which he described as "hand-painted dream photographs." Over the course of his career, he also made sculpture, designed jewelry, illustrated books and collaborated with filmmakers such as Bunuel and Hitchcock. The most famous of all the Surrealists, he died in Figueres in 1989.

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