9781939663399-1939663393-Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings (WAKEFIELD PRESS)

Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings (WAKEFIELD PRESS)

ISBN-13: 9781939663399
ISBN-10: 1939663393
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Varo, Remedios
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Format: Paperback 128 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781939663399
ISBN-10: 1939663393
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Varo, Remedios
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Format: Paperback 128 pages

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Acknowledged authors Varo, Remedios wrote Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings (WAKEFIELD PRESS) comprising 128 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1939663393 and 9781939663399. Since then Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings (WAKEFIELD PRESS) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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. 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This volume brings together the painter's collected writings and includes an unpublished interview, letters to friends and acquaintances (as well as to people unknown), dream accounts, notes for unrealized projects, a project for a theater piece,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. It also includes her longest manuscript, the pseudoscientific, De Homo Rodans, an absurdist study of the wheeled predecessor to Homo sapiens (the skeleton of which Varo had built out of chicken bones). 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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