What Do I Read Next?
Linda Bolton’s Art Revolutions: Surrealism (2000) features brief text overviews of the surrealist art movement, including reproductions of famous works. The book also contains a time line and museum information.
The Interpretation of Dreams (1901), Sigmund Freud’s landmark book, was one of the main influences on French Surrealism. The book outlines his theory of the unconscious forces in dreams.
Surrealist Women: An International Anthology (1998), edited by Penelope Rosemont and belonging to the Surrealist Revolution series, features nearly three hundred surrealist texts by ninety-six women from twenty-eight countries. The anthology, the first of its kind, also discusses the significance of women’s contributions to Surrealism and gives a basic primer on the ideas behind the movement.
Fault Lines: Cultural Memory and Japanese Surrealism (2001), by Miryam Sas, explores how the ideas and practices of Surrealism and other avant-garde styles of writing were transferred to Japan in the early twentieth century.