Title

Dalí, surrealism and the problem of postmodern camp

RIS ID

101818

Publication Details

James, K. E. (2011). Dalí, surrealism and the problem of postmodern camp. In M. Mathias, M. O¿Sullivan and R. Vorstman (Eds.), Display and Disguise. Essays in French Literature, Thought and Culture Modern (pp. 107-126). Oxford: Peter Lang.

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9783035301601

Abstract

Behind the eminently recognisable farrago of Dalian hallmarks which includes melting watches, flimsy crutches and lobster telephones there lurks a mercurial wit at once capricious and apocryphal, having frequently resisted appropriation or annexation to any artistic style or creed. It is the elusive wit of Salvador Dali which has made him a master of display and disguise and frequently confounded critics by perpetuating extravagant yet highly implausible claims and wilfully provocative viewpoints.

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