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Surrealism

Iiime convoi / Troisième convoi. No. 1 (Octobre 1945) through No. 5 (1951) (all published).

Paris: 1945-1951. 8vo., sizes range from 19 x 12.7 to 21 x 14 cm. Original printed paper wrappers; 16, 16, 40, 46, 30 pp. Nos. 3 through 5 some pages uncut, light toning, overall very good condition.

A rare complete collection in five fascicules of the Surrealist magazine under the editorial direction of French poet Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange. Cofounded with Jean Maquet, and with the collaboration of René de Solier and Raoul Ubac, five total issues were published. Speaking later on the spirit behind the journal, Fardoulis said "Nous avions fait une croix sur le sartrisme et le surréalisme, l'un pour sa conception de l'engagement, l'autre pour ses manifestations scandaleuses. Nous voulions nous situer ailleurs, dans le domaine de l'extériorité, c'est-à-dire dans le mythe du langage." He and Maquet chose the title after a famous line from André Breton, and meant to signify not a complete departure from Surrealism, but a slight shift in direction and approach.

The issues contain brief works of prose and poetry with an occasional illustration, with contributions from Fardoulis, Maquet, de Solier, and Ubac, along with Francis Picabia, Louis Richet, Pierre Fallot, Georges Bataille, Marcel Lecomte, Georges Hénein, Georges Lambrichs, Antonin Artaud, René Char, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Jean Pfeiffer, Arthur Adamov, Raymond Michelet, Jean Grenier, Robert Cregut, Charles Cuits, and Yves Bonnefoy.

Book ID: 51933

Price: $2,500.00