A Marvelous World: Poems by Benjamin Peret. Benjamin Peret.
A Marvelous World: Poems by Benjamin Peret
A Marvelous World: Poems by Benjamin Peret
A Marvelous World: Poems by Benjamin Peret

A Marvelous World: Poems by Benjamin Peret

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. "As a Surrealist, Péret valued freedom and creativity above all else...A member of the movement from its beginning--although unembroiled in its major controversies on a personal level--[was] especially and naturally dedicated to writing poetry that would embody "the real function of the spirit"--the basic goal of Surrealism... This volume includes poems from all his major poetic works, selected for their excellence and for their variety of tone and focus... As a political revolutionary, Péret actively attacked existing systems and ideologies. As a Surrealist, he contested rationalism... As suggested by the initial quotation, invention, imaginative thought, and creation define the basic activity of human beings, define their unique features, define what they do most and what they do best." (from Introduction, pg. xiii). Available here is the excellent 1985 selection of works by the prolific-&-underappreciated Surrealist Benjamin Péret, whose combination of the visceral and the phantasmagoric endures as a premier example of the Surrealist imagination. Book in very fine condition; dust-jacked (with original glassine covering as issued) in very fine condition as well, with only the slightest, almost invisible scattered nicks (from shelf-wear) to the front cover; and minor smudge to front cover glassine above illustration. Very Fine. [Item #3626]

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