Author: Max Ernst

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486823385

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 9805

This profoundly bizarre work by the great Surrealist and inventor of collage novels was first published in 1930. Humor and irony abound in its expression of religious ecstasy and carnal desire.
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Author: Max Ernst

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: 9780807610527

Category: Art

Page: 175

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Collages of illustrations provide bizarre images for a surrealistic novel about a young girl's apocalyptic dreams of hell and marriage to the celestial bridegroom
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Author: Max Ernst

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486825973

Category: Art

Page: 336

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This 1929 collage novel by the avant-garde artist presents engravings from Victorian-era books and magazines, accompanied by enigmatic captions, that transport readers into the odd dream world of Surrealism.
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A Magician in Search of Myth

Author: M. E. Warlick

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292756542

Category: Art

Page: 335

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Surrealist artist Max Ernst defined collage as the "alchemy of the visual image." Students of his work have often dismissed this comment as simply a metaphor for the transformative power of using found images in a new context. Taking a wholly different perspective on Ernst and alchemy, however, M. E. Warlick persuasively demonstrates that the artist had a profound and abiding interest in alchemical philosophy and often used alchemical symbolism in works created throughout his career. A revival of interest in alchemy swept the artistic, psychoanalytic, historical, and scientific circles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Warlick sets Ernst's work squarely within this movement. Looking at both his art (many of the works she discusses are reproduced in the book) and his writings, she reveals how thoroughly alchemical philosophy and symbolism pervade his early Dadaist experiments, his foundational work in surrealism, and his many collages and paintings of women and landscapes, whose images exemplify the alchemical fusing of opposites. This pioneering research adds an essential key to understanding the multilayered complexity of Ernst's works, as it affirms his standing as one of Germany's most significant artists of the twentieth century.
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The Surrealist Reimagining of Myth

Author: Pierre Mabille

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620557347

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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A surrealist exploration of the marvelous in ancient, classic, and modern works from around the world • Long considered one of the most significant and original books to have come out of the surrealist movement • Reveals the “marvelous” in works from William Blake, Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, Chrétien de Troyes, and Arthur Rimbaud; legends and folktales from around the world; classics from Ovid, Plato, and Apuleius; Masonic ritual texts, Mesopotamia’s Epic of Gilgamesh, the Popol-Vuh, Lewis Caroll’s Alice through the Looking Glass, Solomon’s Song of Songs, and Goethe’s Faust First published in French as Miroir du merveilleux in 1940, Mirror of the Marvelous has long been considered one of the most significant and original books to have come out of the surrealist movement and Anaïs Nin suggested it as a source of inspiration, far ahead of its time. Drawing on sacred and modern texts that share a quality of the marvelous, Pierre Mabille defines “the marvelous” as the point at which inner and outer realities are joined and the individual is simultaneously one with himself and with the world, thus recovering the true sense of the sacred. He shows how “the marvelous” goes beyond simply being a synonym for “the fantastic” to engage the entire emotional realm. Mabille cites a far-reaching range of texts, from the classic to the obscure, from Egyptian myth to Voodoo initiation ceremonies, from the ancient epic to the modern poem, from the creation myth to more contemporary visions of apocalypse. He includes surrealist analyses of works from William Blake, Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, Chrétien de Troyes, and Arthur Rimbaud; legends and folktales from Egypt, Iceland, Mexico, Africa, India, and other cultures; classics from Ovid, Plato, and Apuleius; Masonic ritual texts, Mesopotamia’s Epic of Gilgamesh, the Popol-Vuh, Lewis Caroll’s Alice through the Looking Glass, Solomon’s Song of Songs, and selections from Goethe’s Faust. Mirror of the Marvelous actively defines the flame of the marvelous by showing its presence in those works where it burns the brightest.
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Art Brut, Phantasms, Modernism

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438423721

Category:

Page: N.A

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Author: Tina McElroy Ansa

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156101509

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

View: 2418

Follows the coming of age of Lena McPherson, who was born with the ability to predict the future, as she grows into a fearful, ostracized teenager, and finally learns to accept love and find her own way
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The Bride Shared

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198175131

Category: Art

Page: 211

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David Hopkins analyses the extensive network of shared concerns and images in the work of Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst, the greatest names associated with Dada and Surrealist art. This book covers a broad period from c.1912 to the mid-1940s, during which the emergence of Dada and Surrealism in Europe and the United States challenged earlier movements such as Cubism and Expressionism, creating scope for the expression of the unconscious fears and desires of artists acutely sensitive tothe troubled nature of their times. Examining Duchamp's and Ernst's subversion and manipulation of religious and hermetic beliefs such as Catholicism, Rosicrucianism and Masonry, David Hopkins demonstrates the ways in which these esoteric concerns intersect with themes of peculiarly contemporary relevance, including the social construction of gender and notions of ordering and taxonomy. This detailed comparison of components of Duchamp's and Ernst's work reveals fascinating structural patterns, enabling the reader to discover an entirely new way of understanding the mechanisms underlying Dada and Surrealist iconography.
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Author: Peter Hames

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686835

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Examines the key themes and traditions of Czech and Slovak cinema, linking inter-war and post-war cinemas together with developments in the post-Communist period.
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Author: William A. Camfield,Max Ernst,Werner Spies,Walter Hopps,Tex. Menil Collection Houston,N. Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York,Art Institute of Chicago

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 373

View: 6565

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A Story of Violent Faith

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400078998

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

View: 6783

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
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Author: Erica Jong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143107356

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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Even in a time when women are still sexually repressed, Isadora Wing wishes to "fly free" with a man who completes her every fantasy.
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An Invitation for Everyone to Experience God

Author: Julie Meyer

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768489857

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1951

Dreams and Supernatural Encounters is a collection of personal experiences between God and an ordinary young woman through dreams and angelic visitations that are explained in great detail. Each supernatural encounter teaches something unique about God and how He communicates with His beloved children. From the United States to Israel, Asia, Iceland, and Poland, each experience brings God closer to hearts worldwide. From the tragedy of the sex trade to the committed houses of prayer, each dream encourages believers who are facing uncertain seasons in life. Your dreams mean more than you know! Don’t be surprised if, while reading these dreams, you think, “Wow, God is talking directly to me!” You will be encouraged, inspired, and uplifted with every encounter shared.
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Author: Zia Wesley

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1947833421

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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The Incredible True Story of Two Girls in the Seventeen-Hundreds Who Become the Powers Behind the Thrones of the World's Greatest Empires The fulfillment of an outrageous prediction seals the fates of two cousins in this true story that begins on a Caribbean sugar plantation and careens wildly towards the thrones of two empires. Innocent Aimée refuses to believe she might ever have to face the intrigue and evil that lurks beneath the exotic beauty and opulence of the Ottoman Empire. Rose mistakenly believes that her marriage to an aristocratic French lieutenant will insure her place in Parisian society. Both will be proven wrong. This first book in Zia Wesley’s The Veil and the Crown series tells the beginning of the extraordinary true story of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery and her cousin, Rose Tascher de La Pagerie...both destined to be queens. Publisher's Note: This is an extraordinarily well-researched novel that is true to the period. As such, there is explicit sexual and violent content that, while typical to the era, is most appropriate for adult readers. The Veil and the Crown, in series order: The Stolen Girl The French Sultana “I lingered over and savored the vivid descriptions and found it absorbing, historically interesting, well researched and constantly enticing. It was as if Zia took me by the hand and we followed the heroine through all her adventures. Scheherazade, eat your heart out!” - Lorain Fox Davis, Grammy winner and educator
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Author: Marie-Claire Blais

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887846014

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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Originally published in French under the title Soifs, critics around the world called this book a tour de force, comparing Blais with Virginia Woolf, Dante, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. This swirling, baroque fresco captures the mood of our apocalyptic age, rendering it in powerfully evocative prose.
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Author: Donna Leon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555849032

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1736

Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries have won legions of fans for their evocative portraits of Venetian life. In her novels, food, family, art, history, and local politics play as central a role as an unsolved crime. In The Girl of His Dreams when a friend of Brunetti’s brother, a priest recently returned from years of missionary work, calls with a request, Brunetti suspects the man’s motives. A new, American-style Protestant sect has begun to meet in the city, and it’s possible the priest is merely apprehensive of the competition. But the preacher could also be fleecing his growing flock, so Brunetti and Paola, along with Inspector Vianello and his wife, go undercover. But the investigation has to be put aside when, one cold and rainy morning, a body is found floating in a canal. It is a child, a gypsy girl. Brunetti suspects she fell off a nearby roof while fleeing an apartment she had robbed. He has to inform the distrustful parents, encamped on the mainland, and soon finds himself haunted by the crime--and the girl. Thought-provoking, eye-opening, and profoundly moving, The Girl of His Dreams is classic Donna Leon, a spectacular, heart-wrenching addition to the series.
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Author: Fatima Mernissi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385405423

Category: Girls

Page: 254

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Author: Zia Wesley

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 194783343X

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 6201

The Sultan found her irresistible. The Chief Eunuch wanted to use her to his own ends. Jealous rivals plotted her demise. Can an innocent former convent girl survive in such a strange and dangerous world? In a tale deeply enmeshed in the histories of two of the world’s greatest empires, The French Sultana continues the true story of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery and her cousin Rose who were both destined to be queens... one beside the Emperor Napoleon and the other from behind the thrones of three consecutive sultans of the Ottoman Empire. The saga spans two continents from the decadent aristocratic courts of pre-revolutionary France, to the unimaginable opulence and deadly intrigues inside forbidden Turkish harem walls. Publisher's Note: This is an extraordinarily well-researched novel that is true to the period. As such, there is explicit sexual and violent content that, while typical to the era, is most appropriate for adult readers. The Veil and the Crown, in series order: The Stolen Girl The French Sultana “I felt as if the book had been written originally in French during the 18th century...as if the author had remembered and translated it into English, keeping the exact tone of the original account, with detailed description of the places, manners, clothing, tastes and smells transporting me into the actual moment and location of each scene, making me feel like I was immersed in a film instead of a book.” Fredric Lehrman, author of The Sacred Landscape
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