Be my surreal valentine

February 13, 2006
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book coverIf you believe that love is better described as “the drunken kisses of cyclones” than the predictable cheesiness found in a Hallmark card, then you’ll be cheered by the paperback release of Surrealist Love Poems, edited by Mary Ann Caws. This collection from such luminaries as André Breton, Robert Desnos, and Paul Eluard celebrates the irrational, obsessive, impassioned, and erotic states of love, demonstrating throughout the truth of Breton’s words, that “the embrace of poetry like that of the flesh / As long as it lasts / Shuts out all the woes of the world.” The book also includes fourteen alluring photographs from the likes of Man Ray, Lee Miller, and Claude Cahun.
Read three poems from the book.

2 Responses to Be my surreal valentine

  1. Pablo Halkyard on February 8, 2006 at 10:54 ami
  2. Dean on February 8, 2006 at 7:03 pmi

    Pablo,
    Thanks for the link. That’s actually a longer review that Harford wrote (not the one in CHE), but we’ll add the link to the text of the posting. It’s a great review.

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