Sunday, January 30, 2011

The example of Swedish romanticism

Proverbially, surrealism proudly admits being the "prehensile tail" of romanticism. The rich history of the romantic movement in Sweden has been fairly unavailable in an international perspective though. A new text by Mattias Forshage, available as a pdf from the Bibliotheca onthoplanctorum, presents an overview of the situation, ideas, aims and poetry of Swedish romanticism and suggests how it has been important for surrealist activities in this country.

(also available in a swedish version)

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