Revolution in the Service of the Marvelous: Surrealist Contributions to the Critique of Miserabilism (Paperback)
Cultural Writing. Essays. REVOLUTION IN THE SERVICE OF THE MARVELOUS contains twenty essays by one of contemporary surrealism's major poets and theorists, Chicago Surrealist Group co-founder Franklin Rosemont. These essays focus on ways in which surrealist perspectiveshave continued to evolve and expand since the movement's worldwide resurgence in the 1960s. This wide-ranging and well-illustrated collection includes prefaces to international surrealist exhibitions and texts concerning wilderness, the politics of humor, the black radical tradition, and the critique of whiteness--documenting key developments in surrealism's collective evolution. Other essays explore the work of individual poets, painters, musicians and dancers whose creative activity exemplifies the movement's ongoing transformative project.