Language of Surrealism 1st ed. 2017 [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 196 pages, kõrgus x laius: 235x155 mm, kaal: 454 g, XIV, 196 p.
  • Sari: Language, Style and Literature
  • Ilmumisaeg: 14-Oct-2016
  • Kirjastus: Palgrave
  • ISBN-10: 1137392215
  • ISBN-13: 9781137392213
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 196 pages, kõrgus x laius: 235x155 mm, kaal: 454 g, XIV, 196 p.
  • Sari: Language, Style and Literature
  • Ilmumisaeg: 14-Oct-2016
  • Kirjastus: Palgrave
  • ISBN-10: 1137392215
  • ISBN-13: 9781137392213
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A thorough introduction to the language of surrealism by a leading authority in the field. The author draws on recent work in cognitive poetics and literary linguistics to re-evaluate surrealism in its own historical setting, analysing textual examples and situating them within a framework of the latest theories and stylistic methods.

The Language of Surrealism explores the revolutionary experiments in language and mind undertaken by the surrealists across Europe between the wars. Highly influential on the development of art, literary modernism, and current popular culture, surrealist style remains challenging, striking, resonant and thrilling and the techniques by which surrealist writing achieves this are set out clearly in this book. Stockwell draws on recent work in cognitive poetics and literary linguistics to re-evaluate surrealism in its own historical setting. In the process, the book questions later critical theoretical views of language that have distorted our ideas about both surrealism and language itself. What follows is a piece of literary criticism that is fully contextualised, historically sensitive, and textually driven, and which sets out in rich and readable detail this most intriguing and disturbing literature.

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'This is the book on surrealism that we have been waiting for in stylistics and twentieth century literary studies. With full contextualisation of the movement and its affiliated figures, Stockwell offers insight into surrealist writing processes, the composition of surrealist texts, and their literary experience for contemporary readers. Ultimately, Stockwell systematically demonstrates not only that surrealism is characterised by the dissonance of defamiliarisation and immersion, but also that modern stylistic analysis is paramount to unravelling the politics and dream-like texture of the surrealist enterprise.' - Dr Alison Gibbons, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 'A completely fascinating and engaging read: Stockwell combines a rich, in-depth consideration of the 'historical moment' of production with the rigour of stylistic/cognitive poetic observation. The result is to go beyond the mere classification of 'surrealist text' to illuminate surrealist writerly technique and the readerly experience of surreal image.' - Dr Lisa Nahajec, Liverpool Hope University, UK

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This is the book on surrealism that we have been waiting for in stylistics and twentieth century literary studies. With full contextualisation of the movement and its affiliated figures, Stockwell offers insight into surrealist writing processes, the composition of surrealist texts, and their literary experience for contemporary readers. Ultimately, Stockwell systematically demonstrates not only that surrealism is characterised by the dissonance of defamiliarisation and immersion, but also that modern stylistic analysis is paramount to unravelling the politics and dream-like texture of the surrealist enterprise.' - Dr Alison Gibbons, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 'A completely fascinating and engaging read: Stockwell combines a rich, in-depth consideration of the 'historical moment' of production with the rigour of stylistic/cognitive poetic observation. The result is to go beyond the mere classification of 'surrealist text' to illuminate surrealist writerly technique and the readerly experience of surreal image.' - Dr Lisa Nahajec, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Surrealist texts substantially analysed in the course of this book ix
Series Editors' Note xi
Acknowledgements xii
Part I Delineating Surrealism
1(48)
1 Origins and Histories
3(16)
Finding the edges of surrealism
3(3)
Emergence and diffusion
6(9)
Surrealism in the post-war period
6(3)
Surrealism between the wars
9(2)
Dada and presurrealism
11(4)
Key features of surrealism addressed in this book
15(4)
2 Lives and Minds
19(16)
Biography, history, culture
19(6)
Writers of high surrealism
25(5)
The pre-surrealists
26(1)
The surrealists around Paris
27(2)
British surrealists
29(1)
Mind-modelling a surrealist
30(5)
3 Language in Surrealist thought
35(14)
Language and linguistics
35(4)
Consciousness and the unconscious
39(5)
Meaning and communication
44(5)
Part II Writing Surrealism
49(64)
4 Automaticity
51(20)
Origins of automatic writing
51(5)
The first experiment: The Magnetic Fields
56(7)
Refined automatism: from Mourning for Mourning to Soluble Fish
63(8)
5 Dissonance
71(19)
From sound to sense
71(4)
The semantics of paranoia
75(9)
Dissonance and consonance
84(6)
6 Collage
90(23)
Collage and its adaptations
90(4)
Creative and destructive dialectics
94(8)
Collaging authorial intention
102(6)
Accidents and emergences: objective chance
108(5)
Part III Reading Surrealism
113(54)
7 Coherence
115(18)
The paranoiac-critical method
115(4)
Surrealist narrative
119(8)
The surreal landscape
127(6)
8 Ambience
133(16)
Atmospherics of dream
133(6)
Surrealist tonalities
139(5)
The surreal image
144(5)
9 Immersion
149(18)
Metaphorism and literalism
149(4)
Sustaining defamiliarisation
153(6)
Surrealist immersion
159(8)
Part IV Diffusing Surrealism
167(15)
10 Surrealisms
169(13)
Ideology and technique
169(5)
Portability of style
174(4)
Diffusion and significance
178(4)
References 182(11)
Index 193
Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author or editor of 30 books in literary stylistics, sociolinguistics and cognitive poetics, including Texture (Edinburgh University Press), Cognitive Poetics (Routledge), The Poetics of Science Fiction (Pearson), and the co-edited volumes The Language and Literature Reader (Routledge), Cognitive Grammar in Literature (Benjamins), Contemporary Stylistics (Bloomsbury), and The Handbook of Stylistics (Cambridge University Press).