Reviews and Blog Posts: surrealism

H day

by Renée French

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A fantastic, surreal comic that explores the author’s difficulties with migraines. Completely wordless, the amazing illustrations let the reader feel all the pain and haze of dealing with this condition. The art is truly fantastic and it has been a while since I have seen such an ability to translate...

El Topo

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I will have to agree with one early critic of this work in that it was indeed a "strange masterpiece." I am currently working my way through all of Alejandro Jodorowsky's films after watching and loving the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune. Though not immediately entranced with this work the imagery, coloring, and symbolic...

Samedi the deafness : a novel

by Jesse Ball

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Jesse Ball seems to be to be a writer’s writer. He’s a good read for anyone with a love of language and semantics. This story is kind of a nonsensical, suspenseful spy-mystery story with a heavy feel of the surreal. Reading other reviews of his writing, Jesse Ball has been...

The street of crocodiles and other stories

by Bruno Schulz

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 This book is a small compilation of Bruno Schulz’s short stories and a few illustrations. He’s been associated with surrealist movement both with his writing and illustrations, his writing could be categorized as magical realism.  He was writing in the 1930’s and his life ended at the hands of a...

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