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The Fictions of Arthur Cravan: Poetry, Boxing and Revolution
 

The Fictions of Arthur Cravan: Poetry, Boxing and Revolution (Hardback)

By Jones, Dafydd

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The first comprehensive English-language account and critical reading of the legendary poet and boxer Arthur Cravan, a fleeting figure on the periphery of early twentieth-century European avant-gardism. -- .

ISBN 9781526133236
Barcode 9781526133236
Published 15 February 2019 by Manchester University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781526133236
ISBN-10 1526133237
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Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Manchester University Press
Imprint Manchester University Press
Publication Date 15 February 2019
International Publication Date 18 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jones, Dafydd
Category Art Styles: Surrealism & Dada
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Surrealism, Dadaism
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 841.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The legendary poet and boxer Arthur Cravan, a fleeting figure on the periphery of early twentieth-century European avant-gardism, is frequently invoked as proto-Dada and Surrealist exemplar. Yet he remains an insubstantial phenomenon, not seen since 1918, lost through historical interstices, clouded in drifting untruths. This study processes philosophical positions into a practical recovery - from nineteenth-century Nietzsche to twentieth-century Deleuze - with thoughts on subjectivity, metaphor, representation and multiplicity. From fresh readings and new approaches - of Cravan's first published work as a manifesto of simulation; of contributors to his Paris review Maintenant as impostures for the Delaunays; and of the conjuring of Cravan in Picabia's elegiac film Entr'acte - The fictions of Arthur Cravan concludes with the absent poet-boxer's eventual casting off into a Surrealist legacy, and his becoming what metaphor is: a means to represent the world. -- .

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Author's Bio

Dafydd W. Jones lectured in fine art and art history at Cardiff School of Art (1995-2012), and is currently the Editor of the University of Wales Press. He is the author of Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance and editor of the research volume Dada Culture: Critical Texts on the Avant-Garde. -- .

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