Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Eudora Welty and Surrealism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stephen M. Fuller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036736

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 30 June 2022

The Persistence of a Memory in a Curtain of Green and Other Stories

The Persistence of a Memory in a Curtain of Green and Other Stories

Chapter:
(p.46) 2 The Persistence of a Memory in a Curtain of Green and Other Stories
Source:
Eudora Welty and Surrealism
Author(s):

Stephen M. Fuller

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.003.0002

This chapter describes surrealism’s commitment to the invention and promotion of new knowledge. The movement’s attempt to rupture the purely rational and conscious hold that positivism exercised over philosophy produced new varieties of art that widened the epistemological gaze. The broad consensus, despite the risk of fragmentation in the surrealist project in France due to the pressure of competing claims for the future of the movement, was that surrealism could spawn such a diversity of cultural expression because it advanced a common “point of view.” This point of view admits only of a dual reality with artistic productions displaying an almost alchemical aura, transforming the material into the immaterial and the immaterial into the material through its co-option of the Hegelian dialectic.

Keywords:   surrealism, new knowledge, positivism, philosophy, art, epistemological gaze

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.