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By Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson

Emerging from the disruption of the 1st global battle, surrealism faced the ensuing ‘crisis of awareness’ in a fashion that used to be arguably extra profound than the other cultural circulate of the time. The earlier few a long time have noticeable a ramification of curiosity in surrealist writers, whose contribution to the heritage of rules within the twentieth-century is simply now being recognised. Surrealism: Key Concepts is the 1st e-book in English to provide an summary of surrealism throughout the crucial principles motivating the preferred circulate. a world group of participants supply an obtainable exam of the foremost recommendations, emphasising their relevance to present debates in social and cultural conception.

This ebook may be a useful consultant for college kids learning a number of disciplines, together with Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology and Cultural reports, and somebody who needs to have interaction significantly with surrealism for the 1st time.

Contributors: sunrise Ades, Joyce Cheng, Jonathan P. Eburne, Krzysztof Fijalkowski, man Girard, Raihan Kadri, Michael Löwy, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Michael Richardson, Donna Roberts, Bertrand Schmitt, Georges Sebbag, Raymond Spiteri, and Michael Stone-Richards.

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