Book Culture will celebrate the newly translated Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings by the Spanish Surrealist Remedios Varo. This will be a conversation with Margaret Carson, the translator, and Mary Ann Caws, editor of the new collection, The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings.
About The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings:
Originating in 1916 with the avant-garde Dada movement at the famous Cafe Voltaire in Zurich, surrealism aimed to unleash the powers of the creative act without thinking. Max Ernst, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, Paul Éluard, Philippe Soupault, and Louis Aragon created a movement that spread wildly to all corners of the globe, inspiring not only poetry but also artists like Joan Miró and René Magritte and cinematic works by Antonin Artaud, Luis Buñuel, and Salvador Dalí. As the editor, Mary Ann Caws, says, “Essential to surrealist behavior is a constant state of openness, of readiness for whatever occurs, whatever marvelous object we might come across, manifesting itself against the already thought, the already lived.”