ARTISTS' WRITINGS, LETTERS AND INTERVIEWS

PUBLISHER
Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 4.5 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 1 color / 2 bw.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 98   

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ISBN 9781939663399 TRADE
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Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings

By Remedios Varo. Introduction and translation by Margaret Carson.

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This volume brings together the painter's collected writings and includes an unpublished interview, letters to friends and acquaintances (as well as to people unknown), dream accounts, notes for unrealized projects, a project for a theater piece,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.


Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/20/2018

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