In english for the first time, a wild and darkly funny book that combines Surrealist painter Leonora Carringon's fantastical writing and illustrations for childrenThe maverick surrealist Leonora Carrington was an extraordinary painter and storyteller who loved to make up stories and draw pictures for her children.
The Milk of Dreams New York Review Children's Collection - She lived much of her life in mexico, and her sons remember sitting in a big room whose walls were covered with images of wondrous creatures, towering mountains, and ferocious vegetation while she told fabulous and funny tales.
The Complete Stories of Leonora CarringtonDorothy, a publishing project - Fiction. Surrealist writer and painter leonora carrington 1917-2011 was a master of the macabre, biting satire, and brilliant, roguish comedy, of gorgeous tableaus, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life.
With a startling range of styles, subjects, and even languages several of the stories are translated from French or Spanish, THE COMPLETE STORIES captures the genius and irrepressible spirit of an amazing artist's life. Published to coincide with the centennial of her birth, the complete sTORIES OF LEONORA CARRINGTON collects for the first time all of her stories, including several never before seen in print.
Down Below NYRB ClassicsNYRB Classics - This was only the beginning of a journey into madness that was to end with Carrington confined in a mental institution, overwhelmed not only by her own terrible imaginings but by her doctor’s sadistic course of treatment. Nyrb classics. Her stomach became “the mirror of the earth”—of all worlds in a hostile universe—and she tried to purify the evil by compulsively vomiting.
Carrington suffered a psychotic break. In down below she describes her ordeal—in which the agonizing and the marvelous were equally combined—with a startling, almost impersonal precision and without a trace of self-pity. At a dinner party, she met the artist Max Ernst. The two fell in love and soon departed to live and paint together in a farmhouse in Provence.
Down Below NYRB Classics - In 1940, the invading German army arrested Ernst and sent him to a concentration camp. Facing the approach “of robots, of thoughtless, fleshless beings, ” she packed a suitcase that bore on a brass plate the word Revelation. She wept for hours. Like daniel paul schreber’s memoirs of My Nervous Illness, Down Below brings the hallucinatory logic of madness home.
As the germans neared the south of France, a friend persuaded Carrington to flee to Spain. A stunning work of memoir and an unforgettable depiction of the brilliance and madness by one of Surrealism's most compelling figuresIn 1937 Leonora Carrington—later to become one of the twentieth century’s great painters of the weird, the alarming, and the wild—was a nineteen-year-old art student in London, beautiful and unapologetically rebellious.
Hearing Trumpet Penguin ClassicsPenguin Books - Nyrb classics. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is open. The hearing trumpet is the story of 92-year-old Marian Leatherby, who is given the gift of a hearing trumpet only to discover that what her family is saying is that she is to be committed to an institution.
Occult twin to alice in wonderland, The Hearing Trumpet is a classic of fantastic literature that has been translated and celebrated throughout the world. It is also the scene of a mysterious murder. Penguin group.
Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and ArtLund Humphries - Penguin group. Ashgate Pub Co. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications, and her paintings in the Surrealists' exhibitions. Close friends with luis bunuel, benjamin peret, carrington was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, Octavio Paz and a host of both expatriate Surrealists and Mexican modernists, while still maintaining her European connections.
The author considers carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production. Carrington burst onto the surrealist scene in 1936, as a precocious nineteen-year-old debutante, when, she escaped the stultifying demands of her wealthy English family by running away to Paris with her lover Max Ernst.
Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art - Nyrb classics. Now available in paperback, this book remains the definitive survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington 1917-2011. Leonora carrington: surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides a fascinating overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. She was immediately championed by Andre Breton, who responded enthusiastically to her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her interest in fairy tales and the occult.
After the dramas and tragic separations of the Second World War, Carrington ended up in the 1940s as part of the circle of Surrealist European emigres living in Mexico City.
Letters, Dreams, and Other WritingsWakefield Press - Penguin group. It also includes her longest manuscript, De Homo Rodans, the pseudoscientific, an absurdist study of the wheeled predecessor to Homo sapiens the skeleton of which Varo had built out of chicken bones. Her writings, which were never published during her life let alone translated into English, present something of a missing chapter and offer the same qualities to be found in her visual work: an engagement with mysticism and magic, a breakdown of the border between the everyday and the marvelous, a love of mischief and an ongoing meditation on the need for and the trauma of escape in all its forms.
This volume brings together the painter's collected writings and includes an unpublished interview, letters to friends and acquaintances as well as to people unknown, dream accounts, notes for unrealized projects, a project for a theater piece, whimsical recipes for controlled dreaming, exercises in surrealist automatic writing and prose poem commentaries on her paintings.
Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings - While the reputation of remedios varo 1908–63 the surrealist painter is now well established, Remedios Varo the writer has yet to be fully discovered. Ashgate Pub Co. Ostensibly written by the invented anthropologist Hälikcio von Fuhrängschmidt, Varo's text utilizes eccentric Latin and a tongue-in-cheek pompous discourse to explain the origins of the first umbrella and in what ways Myths are merely corrupted Myrtles.
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Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora CarringtonBalzer + Bray - Ashgate Pub Co. This was the kind of art she had to make. In london, she discovered a group of artists called surrealists, who were stunning the world with their mysterious creations. A gorgeously illustrated picture book biography about the fascinating life of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, from Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall, the acclaimed team behind The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau.
Ever since she was a little girl, on paper—and she loved the fantastic tales her grandmother told that took her to worlds that shimmered beyond this one, in books, Leonora Carrington loved to draw on walls, where legends became real. Leonora’s parents wanted her to become a proper English lady, but there was only one thing she wanted, even if it was unsuitable: to be an artist.
Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington - This was the kind of person she had to be. From life in paris creating art alongside max ernst, to Mexico where she met Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Leonora’s life became intertwined with powerful events and people that shaped the twentieth century. Out of this world is the powerful, stunningly told story of Leonora Carrington, a girl who made art out of her imagination and created some of the most enigmatic and startling works of the last eighty years.
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Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Stories NYRB ClassicsNYRB Classics - Ashgate Pub Co. Her stories have no equal in our literature. Dark, fantastic, and grotesque, gothic, these haunting stories are among the world’s most individual and finest. Nyrb classics. Italo calvino has written that no other writer “better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don’t show us.
Jorge luis borges flatly declared, “Silvina Ocampo is one of our best writers. Penguin group. Here are tales of doubles and impostors, a marble statue of a winged horse that speaks, a beautiful seer who writes the autobiography of her own death, and much else that is incredible, sublime, a lapdog who records the dreams of an old woman, angels and demons, mad, a suicidal romance, and delicious.
Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Stories NYRB Classics - An nyrb classics originalthus were their faces offers a comprehensive selection of the short fiction of Silvina Ocampo, undoubtedly one of the twentieth century’s great masters of the story and the novella. New york Review of Books.
The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist WritingsNew Directions - Penguin group. An exciting new collection of the essential writings of surrealism, the European avant-garde movement of the mind’s deepest powers Originating in 1916 with the avant-garde Dada movement at the famous Café Voltaire in Zurich, surrealism aimed to unleash the powers of the creative act without thinking.
Nyrb classics. Max ernst, luis bunuel, inspiring not only poetry but also artists like joan miro and René Magritte and cinematic works by Antonin Artaud, Tristan Tzara, Paul Éluard, André Breton, Philippe Soupault, and Louis Aragon created a movement that spread wildly to all corners of the globe, and Salvador Dalí.
The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings - Ashgate Pub Co. As the editor, “essential to surrealist behavior is a constant state of openness, says, manifesting itself against the already thought, whatever marvelous object we might come across, of readiness for whatever occurs, Mary Ann Caws, the already lived. Here are the gems of this major, kay sage, alice paalen, mina loy, mind-bending aesthetic, gisele prassinos, political, Robert Desnos, Paul Magritte, Man Ray, and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven are included here, Breton, and humane movement: writers as diverse as Aragon, René Char, Dalí, providing a grand picture of this revolutionary movement that shocked the world.
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Farewell to the Muse: Love, War and the Women of SurrealismThames & Hudson - Thames hudson. Focusing on the 1930s, whitney chadwick charts five female friendships among the Surrealists to show how Surrealism, female friendship, and the experiences of war, and 1950s, loss, 1940s, and trauma shaped individual women’s transitions from someone else’s muse to mature artists in their own right.
Ashgate Pub Co. New york Review of Books. Penguin group. 50 illustrations, 20 in color Nyrb classics. A fascinating examination of the ambitions and friendships of a talented group of midcentury women artistsFarewell to the Muse documents what it meant to be young, ambitious, and female in the context of an avant-garde movement defined by celebrated men whose backgrounds were often quite different from those of their younger lovers and companions.
Farewell to the Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism - Her vivid account includes the fascinating story of Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe in occupied Jersey, as well as the experiences of Lee Miller and Valentine Penrose at the front line. Chadwick draws on personal correspondence between women, including the extraordinary letters between Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini during the months following the arrest and imprisonment of Carrington’s lover Max Ernst and the letter Frida Kahlo shared with her friend and lover Jacqueline Lamba years after it was written in the late 1930s.
This history brings a new perspective to the political context of Surrealism as well as fresh insights on the vital importance of female friendship to its progress.
Leche del sueño niños Especiales de a la Orilla del Viento Spanish EditionFondo de Cultura Económica - You should be careful walking down in Chihuahua, because you might cross with Chavela Ortiz, the monster of six legs. For the first time ever it is published in a facsimile version to preserve the original visual poetry and drawings. Thames hudson. Used book in Good Condition. New york Review of Books. These are a few characters of milk before bed, surrealist painter and novelist, the book where Leonora Carrington, put in words her most personal and memorable vision: the stories that she created for her kids.
Penguin group. Ashgate Pub Co. Little juan used to have wings by ears, and little Jorge used to eat his room walls. Nyrb classics.