Michael Richardson



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Amazing Faith: The Authoriz...

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The Dedalus Book of Surreal...

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The Myth of the World: Surr...

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The Making of Casino Royale...

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The Pig Bin

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Careless Talk

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Double/Double

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“Surrealism, then, neither aims to subvert realism, as does the fantastic, nor does it try to transcend it. It looks for different means by which to explore reality itself.”
Michael Richardson, Dedalus Book of Surrealism 2: The Myth of the World

“In this stillness that is at the same time movement, in this darkness that is at the same time light, change is found not in the realm of ideas but in the energizing desire that is realized through precipitation. Desire tends towards its own realization and change takes place when the desire for it shatters the bounds of the possible, breaking the dialectical equilibrium holding together the framework of what is existent. It is at such moments that the imaginary flows into the real and overwhelms it, inundating it until it has been absorbed.”
Michael Richardson, Dedalus Book of Surrealism 2: The Myth of the World

“Equally, the surrealists consider words as witnesses of life acting in a direct way in human affairs. To use words properly it was necessary to treat them with respect, for they were the intermediaries between oneself and the rest of creation. To abuse them was immediately to set oneself adrift from true being. Words need to be coaxed to reveal a little of their true nature, so as to close the breach that exists between the writer and the universe. The world is not something alien against which man is in conflict. Rather man and cosmos exist in reciprocal motion. We are not cast adrift in an alien or meaningless environment. The universe is intimate with us and, as Breton insisted, it is a cryptogram to be deciphered.”
Michael Richardson, Dedalus Book of Surrealism 2: The Myth of the World



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