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Author LaFountain, Marc J.

Title Dali and postmodernism : this is not an essence / Marc J. LaFountain.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.2 DALI/ LAFO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in postmodern culture.
SUNY series in postmodern culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-168) and index.
Contents Preface: Notes for "New Dali Studies" -- Introduction: Con-fusion and R(h)umors of Meaning -- Ch. 1. Openings, Scenes: Irreality, Surreality, Altereality -- Ch. 2. The Stinking Essence -- Ch. 3. Intermezzo: The Rhizomatic Hystericization of Symbol and Point -- Ch. 4. Phantom Meaning -- Ch. 5. X: Who's? Ethics, and Disaster.
Summary This text itself transcends the personal/history narrative of Dali and Breton and engages in a debate that still rages about subjectivity, identity, agency, knowledge, autonomy, coherence, order, transformation and liberation, alterity, representation, abstraction, essences, and meaning.
Subject Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 0791433269 (paperback: alk. paper)
0791433250 (hc : alk. paper)