Surrealism, Dada, Oulipo, &c.
prose, poetry, visual art, nonsense, theory, games
See also the sections on Comix, Concrete & Visual Poetry, Calligrams and Literary Works for other literary examples, and the Artistic Works section for examples of artworks, printed books, and the like.
Please also consult Karen's essay on nonlinear Literature, and her discussion of Tricks & Games.
- Blago bung, blago bung, bosso fataka! : first texts of German Dada, edited by Richard Huelsenbeck. London : Atlas Press, c1995.
- Eckler, Ross. Making the alphabet dance : recreational word play. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
- Hubert, Renee Riese. Surrealism and the book. Berkeley ; Oxford : University of California Press, 1992, 1988.
- Matthews, J.H. An introduction to surrealism. University Park, PA : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1965.
- Matthews, J.H. Surrealism and the novel. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1966.
- Nadeau, Maurice. The history of surrealism. New York : MacMillan, 1965, 1989.
Translated by Richard Howard and with an introduction by Roger Shattuck.
Includes "famous manifestos and documents" reprinted as an appendix to the text, "an unsystematic bibliography" of Surrealist works, and a list of Surrealist periodicals, manifestos, tracts, etc.
- Oulipo : a primer of potential literature, edited by Warren F. Motte. Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 1998.
- Oulipo compendium, edited by Harry Mathews and Alistair Brotchie. London : Atlas Press, 1998.
- Oulipo laboratory : texts from the Bibliothèque oulipienne, edited by Raymond Queneau. [London] : @las, c1995.
Translated by Harry Matthews and Iain White.
- Perec, Georges. A void. London : Harvill Press, 1994, 1995.
Translated by Gilbert Adair.
A story of some 200 pages, told without the use of the letter "e." Originally published in French as La disparition (Paris : Denoël ; les Lettres nouvelle ; Gallimard, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998).
- Queneau, Raymond. Cent mille milliards de poèmes. [Paris] : Gallimard ; Kickshaws, 1961, 1983, 1985, 1997.
- Surrealism and women, edited by Mary Ann Caws, Rudolph E. Kuenzli, and Gwen Raaberg. Cambridge, MA ; London : The MIT Press, 1991, 1993.
- Surrealist games, compiled by Alistair Brotchie and edited by Mel Gooding. New York : Random House, 1995.
Includes a bibliography of "further reading in English."
- Surrealist women : an international anthology, edited and with introductions by Penelope Rosemont. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1998.
- Young, Alan. Dada and after : extremist modernism and English literature. Atlantic Highlands, NJ ; Manchester, England, UK : Humanities Press, Inc. ; Manchester University Press, 1981.
- Dreaming with open eyes.
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2002-2003.
A touring exhibition of Dada and Surrealist works from the Vera, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz collection, organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
- Exquisite corpse.
- Exquisite horse.
Silver Buckle Press, 30 November 2001.
An interactive online version of a collaborative fine press book produced by the Silver Buckle Press.
- Flightless hummingbird : a pseudo-periodical.
Kim Scarborough, The Niuean pop culture archive, 14 June 2002.
Includes various Futurist manifestos and documents reproduced in full text on a nice red background.
- History of the cadavre exquis.
Ron & Mike.
- International dada archive.
University of Iowa Libraries, 1997-2002.
Lynn, MadSci network, 31 February 1906.
Includes a section on Surrealist games and the Surrealist compliment generator.
- sur - real : surrealist writers.
Alan Gullette, 10 October 2004.
A good introduction to some of the more influential Surrealist writers, with links to other webpages about them or their works. Gullette also maintains the pages super - natural, ab - surd, and et - al.
- the universe . . . which others call the library.
Biographical and bibliographical information about some of the "major" surrealist writers. Also contains a gallery of surrealist art images.
- Word ways : the journal of recreational linguistics [periodical].
Ross Eckler, February 2005.
Includes selected articles from the journal and an subject index of selected articles.
* Asterisks mark items Emily-Jane considers to be especially interesting, useful, or well-written.