Keepin’ It Surreal

February 13, 2005

Mary Ann Caws is an internationally respected scholar of surrealism. She has translated many of the movements major texts and is the editor of “Surrealism (Themes and Movements).” Caws talks with Anne Strainchamps about the history of the surrealist movement. Also, we hear actor Steve O’Connell read an excerpts from the early surrealist piece “Magnetic Fields.”  And, Caws and O’Connell read an abridged version of the 1926 Robert Desnos poem, “Sleep Spaces.”  Also, Stephen Barber is a surrealism expert who provides the commentary for a new DVD release of “Un Chien Andalou.” This was a short silent film made in 1929 by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali which still shocks viewers.  Barber tells Jim Fleming how the collaboration worked and the film got made. And we hear the music used. Stephen Barber is the author of a book called “Blows and Bombs: Antonin Artaud: The Biography.”

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