Surrealism in Greece: An Anthology (Surrealist Revolution Series)


In the a long time among the 2 global Wars, Greek writers and artists followed surrealism either as an avant-garde technique of overturning the stifling traditions in their classical historical past and likewise as a manner of responding to the tremendous volatile political state of affairs of their nation. regardless of generating a lot high-quality paintings in the course of the remainder of the 20 th century, Greek surrealists haven't been broadly learn outdoor of Greece. This quantity seeks to therapy that omission via supplying authoritative translations of the most important works of crucial Greek surrealist writers.

Nikos Stabakis teams the Greek surrealists into 3 generations: the founders (such as Andreas Embirikos, Nikos Engonopoulos, and Nicolas Calas), the second one iteration, and the Pali team, which shaped round the journal Pali. for every new release, he presents a truly necessary creation to the topics and issues that animate their paintings, in addition to concise biographies of every author. Stabakis anthologizes translations of the entire key surrealist works of every generation—poetry, prose, letters, and different documents—as good as a range of rarer texts. His advent to the amount areas Greek surrealism in the context of the overseas move, exhibiting how Greek writers and artists used surrealism to specific their very own cultural and political realities.

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