Surrealism

This Vampire Is Not So Passive

Theme: Eastern Europe Sur – re – al – ism (n.) -(often l.c.) a style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc. The Passive Vampire is not what you think.  It’s…

Late Night Surrealism

Theme: Paris!Philippe Soupault’s Last Nights of Paris is a surrealist homage to the city of Paris itself.  Soupault was on the movements original founders, along with Andre Breton, and in this book we see those Surrealist elements – non-sequitor, automatism and surprise juxtapositions.   But mostly, this book is anomaly.  It’s technically a novel, yet at…

This is Not a Novel

They pass it round secretly, under the eyes of the police, in the guise of books and poems. The anodyne pretext of literature allows them to offer you at a rock-bottom price this deadly ferment which it is high time to make generally available for consumption. It is the genie in the bottle, it is…