Surrealism in Greece: An Anthology (Surrealist Revolution by Nikos Stabakis

By Nikos Stabakis

within 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 history and in addition as a fashion of responding to the super volatile political scenario of their kingdom. regardless of generating a lot excellent paintings during the remainder of the 20th century, Greek surrealists haven't been commonly learn outdoor of Greece. This quantity seeks to therapy that omission by means of supplying authoritative translations of the main 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 new release, and the Pali staff, which shaped round the journal Pali. for every new release, he offers a truly priceless advent to the subjects 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 variety 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 precise their very own cultural and political realities.

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