García Lorca at the Edge of Surrealism: The Aesthetics of by David F. Richter

By David F. Richter

Garcia Lorca on the fringe of Surrealism: The Aesthetics of Anguish examines the diversities of surrealism and surrealist theories within the Spanish context, studied throughout the poetry, drama, and drawings of Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 1936). not like the idealist and unconscious tenets espoused through surrealist chief Andre Breton, which specialize in the terrific, automated inventive methods, and sublimated depictions of truth, Lorca s surrealist impulse follows a trajectory extra according to the theories of French intellectuals comparable to Georges Bataille (1897 1962), who was once expulsed from Breton s authoritative team. Bataille evaluations the lofty objectives and beliefs of Bretonian surrealism within the pages of the cultural and anthropological assessment records (1929 1930) by way of a dissident surrealist ethno-poetics.

This model of the surreal underscores the superiority of the awful or darker facets of truth: hindrance, primitive sacrifice, the loss of life force, and the violent illustration of life portrayed via formless base subject equivalent to blood, excrement, and fragmented our bodies. the current research demonstrates that Bataille s theoretical and poetic expositions, together with these facing l informe [the formless] and the somber vacancy of the void, interact the trauma and nervousness of surrealist expression in Spain, fairly just about the discomfort, hope, and dying that determine so prominently in Spanish texts of the Nineteen Twenties and '30s usually certified as surrealist. Drawing largely at the theoretical, cultural, and poetic texts of the interval, Garcia Lorca on the fringe of Surrealism deals the 1st book-length research to contemplate Bataille s pondering in the Spanish context, tested during the paintings of Lorca, a novel exponent of what's right here known as a dissident Spanish surrealism.

By analyzing Lorca s surrealist texts (including Poeta en Nueva York, Viaje a l. a. luna, and El publico) during the Bataillean lens, this quantity either amplifies our realizing of the poetry and drama of 1 of an important Spanish writers of the 20th century and in addition expands our point of view of what surrealism in Spain means."

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A Philosophical Reader, ed. Rolf Tiedemann (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003), 244. 49. The tension between purity and commitment is the subject of in-depth studies such as Anthony Leo Geist’s La poética de la generación del 27 y las revistas literarias: De la vanguardia al compromiso (1918–1936) [The Poetic Generation of 27 and the Literary Reviews: From the Avant-Garde to Social Commitment (1918–1936)] (Madrid: Guadarrama, 1980), and Juan Cano Ballesta’s La poesía española entre pureza y revolución [Spanish Poetry between Purity and Revolution] (Madrid: Gredos, 1972).

20 Introduction: Foundations for a Dissident Surrealism 17. Derek Harris, Metal Butterflies and Poisonous Lights, 12–13. 18. In using the term “subject” throughout this book I refer to the speaker, personage, or character in Lorca’s poetry and drama. ’” It is both difficult and reductive to equivalate these textual subjects to representations of Lorca himself, although many aspects of the poet’s biography certainly find their way into his poetry and inform his aesthetics of anguish. That said, the present study is most interested in how Lorca frames these subjectivities of desire and anguish in his poetry and drama, not in how they may or may not correlate with particular facets of the poet’s reality, sexuality, relationships, or biography.

The decadent drives that seek to “bring things down” are a prominent focus in the cultural and artistic artifacts treated in Documents, which include an article titled “Eye” wherein Bataille celebrates the violent termination of vision in Buñuel and Dalí’s 1929 film Un chien andalou [An Andalusian Dog]. Drawing attention to the manner in which “horror becomes fascinating, and how it alone is brutal enough to break everything that stifles,” 28 Bataille’s thinking finds a revolutionary kinship with Dalí’s paintings, which at times were far too disturbing for Breton.

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