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By Ruth Brandon

In the years following global struggle I, a small staff of writers, painters, and filmmakers known as the Surrealists got down to swap the best way we understand the area. In Surreal Lives, Ruth Brandon follows the lives and interactions of such firecracker minds because the movement's didactic "Pope," Andre Breton, and the bold and manic Salvador Dali, in addition to Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Tristan Tzara, guy Ray, Max Ernst, and filmmaker Luis Bunuel. It charts their transferring allegiances, and their ties to muses and buyers like Gala Dali and Peggy Guggenheim. Ruth Brandon spins the various tales of Surrealism with wit, strength, and perception, bringing sharp research to an eccentric forged of characters whose struggles and achievements got here to reflect and outline the best way the area replaced among the wars. "Fascinating, impassioned... admirable [for] the masterly storytelling, the richness of anecdotal incident, the prepared reporting of highbrow enthusiasms and inventive collaborations, and the landscape of a dazzling cultural galaxy." -- the recent York occasions publication assessment; "Superbly entertaining... A cousin to Malcolm Cowley's Exile's Return." -- Michael Dirda, The Washington publish e-book global; "A full of life and soaking up supplement to [the Surrealists'] work." -- the hot Yorker

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