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Dreamverse

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Czech writing

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Edition 69

  dreamverse

by Jindřich Štyrský

translated from the Czech by Jed Slast

introduction by Karel Teige


Published posthumously as Dreams, Štyrský’s dream journal spanning the interwar years comprises prose, sketches, collages, and paintings. The present volume includes the complete series based on Štyrský's layout for its publication, his sole volume of poetry (also published posthumously), as well as a selection of his essays, lectures, manifestos, and other text fragments. This edition presents in English for the first time the broad range of Štyrský's contribution to the interwar avant-garde and Surrealism.

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What others say:

Only the poetical interpretation of the dream is objective and scientific.

— D. Trost

It would be futile to look for any concessions to what’s in vogue or to outside pressures in Štyrský’s work. The occupation and war have not diverted him from his path, which is at one with the path of revolution.

— Benjamin Péret

In his short life Štyrský engaged in an unusual amount of experimentation. In the process, he created a surreal personal universe that is still being analyzed and deciphered, leaving a legacy of "the marvelous in the everyday life" that inspired his fellow countrymen and many other avant-garde artists all over the world, and continues to do so today.

— Valery Oisteanu, The Brooklyn Rail

   

ISBN 9788086264387
236 pp.
88 halftone and
38 full-color illus.
17 x 20 cm
softcover w/ flaps
art : literature : surrealism

release dates:
October 17, 2018


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