Surrealpolitik: Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History

Author: Derek Sayer

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Updating Walter Benjamin, describes Czech history as the nexus of the various major forces of the 20th century, with an emphasis on filtering through a surrealist lens.


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"Balzac was the first to speak of the ruins of the bourgeoisie," [Benjamin] writes in the first (1935) version of Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century, "but it was Surrealism that first opened our eyes to them." (page 5)
Tags: [Surrealism & Politics]