Surrealist Women: an International Anthology
- List Price: $50.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Texas Press
- Publish date: 02/01/2004
- ISBN: 9780292770874
- ISBN10: 0292770871
This anthology, the first of its kind in any language, displays the range and significance of women's contributions to surrealism. Letting surrealist women speak for themselves, Penelope Rosemont has assembled nearly three hundred texts by ninety-seven women from twenty-eight countries. She opens the book with a succinct summary of surrealism's basic aims and principles, followed by a discussion of the place of gender in the movement's origins. She then organizes the book into historical periods ranging from the 1920s to the present, with introductions that describe trends in the movement during each period. Rosemont also prefaces each surrealist's work with a brief biographical statement.