Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was an English surrealist artist and writer who emigrated to Mexico after the Second World War. As the first comprehensive examination of Carrington's writing and art, this volume approaches her as a major international figure in modern and contemporary art, literature and thought. It offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the intellectual, literary and artistic currents that animate her contribution to experimental art movements throughout the Western Hemisphere, including surrealism and magical realism. In addition to a substantive editorial introduction, the book contains nine chapters from scholars of modern literature and art, each focusing on a major feature in Carrington's career. It also features a visual essay drawn from the 2015 Tate Liverpool exhibition Leonora Carrington: Transgressing Discipline, and two experimental essays by the novelist Chloe Aridjis and the scholar Gabriel Weisz, Carrington's son. This collection offers a resource for students, researchers and readers interested in Carrington's works, and contributes to her continued rise in global recognition.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 23 mm
'These resourceful studies draw Carrington's co-ordinates in cultural space [...] Eburne's inspired reading of the wraithy cloud at the centre of Grandmother Moorhead's Aromatic Kitchen (1975) connects it by winding paths to Carrington's lovely phrase in "Jezzamathatics": "an incalculable gesture of suspended astonishment".' Lorna Scott Fox, Times Literary Supplement, May 2017 'This brimming cauldron of essays affirms the continuing value of Carrington's work, with contributions from established and more recent scholars, as well as from contemporary artists including Lucy Skaer, Lynn Lu and Samantha Sweeting.' Robert Radford, The Burlington Magazine, November 2017 'Many of the contributions here offer overdue research into her wider work and interests, such as her pieces for the Mexican journal S.NOB,her writing and illustrations for children and her interest in Mexican history and Tibetan Buddhism.' Edmund Gordon, London Review of Books, November 2017 -- .
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