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Dalí, surrealism and the problem of postmodern camp

Chapter


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.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


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

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783035301601

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2033

Book Title


  • Display and Disguise. Essays in French Literature, Thought and Culture Modern

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 126

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford

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.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


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

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783035301601

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2033

Book Title


  • Display and Disguise. Essays in French Literature, Thought and Culture Modern

Start Page


  • 107

End Page


  • 126

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford