DescriptionPublished posthumously as Dreams, Styrský's dream journal spanning the interwar years comprises prose, sketches, collages, and paintings. The present volume includes the complete series based on Styrský'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 Styrský's contribution to the interwar avant-garde and Surrealism.
Twisted Spoon Press
December 03, 2018
6.8 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 1.35 pounds
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About the Author
Jindřich Styrský (1899-1942) was a painter, poet, editor, photographer, and collagist. His outstanding and varied oeuvre included numerous book covers and illustrations. He also wrote studies of both Rimbaud and Marquis de Sade. He became a member of Devětsil in 1923, participating in their group exhibitions. Between 1928-29 he was director of the group's drama wing, the "Liberated Theater," and he was also an active editor. In addition to his Edition 69 series, he edited the Erotic Review which he launched in 1930, and Odeon. He was a founding member of The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia.
It would be futile to look for any concessions to what's in vogue or to outside pressures in Styrský's work. The occupation and war have not diverted him from his path, which is at one with the path of revolution. -- Benjamin Péret