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Edward James, poète hypnagogique (1939 -1984)

Abstract : The thesis focuses on the period 1939-1984 when Edward James, poet and surrealist patron, leaves Europe for the United States, California, Central America to finally settle in a piece of tropical jungle north of Mexico. DEA's dissertation, "The Suns of Edward James" had covered the European period of James between England, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the Balkans when he played a leading role in the poetic, pictorial and musical avant garde, in particular in his collaborations with Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Kurt Weill, Leonor Fini, Pavel Tchelitchev, Edith Sitwell, etc. The thesis addresses the more experimental aspects of the creation of Edward James, his commitments in the Vedanta movement in California, his taste for a certain dissolution of the poetic act (he will end up signing his poems Edward Silence), the use of photocopier, and a completely unique relationship to its ecological environment. Edward James also remains one of the great English eccentrics, and a polymorphic artist (architecture, performance arts, music, gardens).
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Didier Girard. Edward James, poète hypnagogique (1939 -1984). Littératures. Université Montpellier III - Paul Valéry, 1995. Français. ⟨tel-02571450⟩

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