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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241976609
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $30.00

In Montparnasse

The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali




An absorbing, gossipy account of the birth of Surrealism and the painters, writers, and artists who lived, loved and worked in 1920s Paris

During the 1920s, in the Parisian neighbourhood of Montparnasse, a unique flowering of avant-garde artistic creativity became the cradle of Dada and Surrealism. In this crowd biography, Sue Roe tells the story - from Duchamp to Dali, via Man Ray and Max Ernst - of the salons and cafes, alliances and feuds, love affairs and scandals, successes and suicides of one of the most important and long-lasting artistic achievements of the twentieth century.

  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241976609
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Sue Roe

Sue Roe is a freelance writer and teacher. A former Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, she is the author of a novel, Estella, Her Expectation, a collection of poems, The Spitfire Factory, and Writing and Gender: Virginia Woolf's Writing Practice. She is also co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf, and her most recent book is the widely praised Gwen John: A Life.

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Praise for In Montparnasse

Supercharged. Highly colourful . . . they're all here, the big names of the time - behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too

Observer

Roe is a talented writer, fascinated by la vie Boheme. She can find phrases that perfectly capture the feeling of a neighbourhood

Sunday Times

Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century's most inventive art movements. A vivid read

Radio Times

What an eye for art Roe has

Guardian

A skilled and graceful writer

Daily Telegraph

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