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« Ce n’est pas los angeles poésie qui doit être libre, c’est le poète. » A mythical determine in the Surrealist circulation, Robert Desnos (1900-1945) has left a different legacy as a poet of contrast, as a ‘dormeur éveillé’ respected via his fellow Surrealists, and as a unfastened spirit par excellence. In celebrating Desnos’s special inventive voice, this booklet re-evaluates his prominence inside of and past the Surrealist circulation, reappraises his prestige as a poet, and sheds new mild on his contribution to the literary and cultural lifetime of his age. The essays within the quantity replicate the continuing energy and relevance of Desnos’s poetry and the originality of his contribution to a few of the other kinds of expression during which he excelled: journalism, brief tales, script-writing and song-writing. Desnos’s large writings on paintings and artists, his lively involvement in avant-garde movie and his shut institutions with a few well known painters also are addressed. This clean examine Desnos’s actions and contexts comprises an interview with the artist Georges Malkine’s daughter, Fern Malkine-Falvey, and a learn of the memoirs of Desnos’s spouse, Youki. the amount closes with a unprecedented number of journalistic writings by means of Desnos which seemed in Le Soir within the past due Nineteen Twenties and feature by no means seemed in print for the reason that their unique ebook.

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