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The Resource Peter De Vries and surrealism, Dan Campion

Peter De Vries and surrealism, Dan Campion

Label
Peter De Vries and surrealism
Title
Peter De Vries and surrealism
Statement of responsibility
Dan Campion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Peter De Vries and Surrealism rereads De Vries in the light of surrealism and argues that the novelist and poet devised a new comic form, surrealist farce. De Vries's style and narrative technique are often surrealistic, and he mentions surrealism and surrealists in all but two of his twenty-six books. Yet, in fifty years of commentary on De Vries, scarcely any notice has been taken of these surrealist elements. This study moves from literary biography and historiography, which establish De Vries's points of contact with surrealism, through textual analysis, which traces De Vries's working through modernism toward surrealism in his early writing, to a consideration of De Vries's mature works that takes into account their surrealist aspects and allusions
  • Peter De Vries is not the Calvinist-in-spite-of-himself that he has sometimes been labeled. Writing in what Constance Rourke called "the extravagant vein in American humor," De Vries offers us what Thoreau called the "wild," Andre Breton the "marvelous." His mercurial writings accord not with any dogma, but with Kenneth Bruce's "conviction that mankind's only hope is a cult of comedy."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campion, Dan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Vries, Peter
  • Surrealism (Literature)
Label
Peter De Vries and surrealism, Dan Campion
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Literary Life of Peter De Vries -- 3. Peter De Vries and 1930s Surrealism -- 4. A Reading of But Who Wakes the Bugler? -- 5. Surrealizations: The Unofficial Career of Peter De Vries -- 6. In "The Extravagant Vein in American Humor."
Control code
32013585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780838753118
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95005571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1691021
Label
Peter De Vries and surrealism, Dan Campion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Literary Life of Peter De Vries -- 3. Peter De Vries and 1930s Surrealism -- 4. A Reading of But Who Wakes the Bugler? -- 5. Surrealizations: The Unofficial Career of Peter De Vries -- 6. In "The Extravagant Vein in American Humor."
Control code
32013585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780838753118
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95005571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1691021

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