Surrealism, Occultism and Politics

In Search of the Marvellous
by Tessel M. Bauduin, Daniel Zamani & Victoria Ferentinou
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Studies in Surrealism

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

ISBN: 9781351379021

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This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the specific use of occultism as a site of political and social resistance, ideological contestation, subversion and revolution. Additional focus is placed on the ways occultism was implicated in Surrealist discourses on identity, gender, sexuality, utopianism and radicalism.