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A question of tomorrow: Blanchot, surrealism and the time of the fragment

Cunningham, David I. (2003) A question of tomorrow: Blanchot, surrealism and the time of the fragment. Papers of Surrealism, 1 . ISSN 1750-1954


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This article offers a close critical reading of Blanchot's essay on Surrealism, 'Tomorrow at Stake', raising a series of questions concerning the time of 'Surrealist experience' and its relation to those temporal structures inscribed within the concepts of modernity, the avant-garde, and (art) history itself. It is argued, through a posited connection to Romantic conceptions of the fragment, that those 'reflexes of the future' which for Surrealism determine the value of the present, may be understood, philosophically, in relation to diverse conceptions of the 'openness' of the question, in turn suggesting a more complex understanding of Surrealism's 'avant-garde' character.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:2471
Deposited On:14 Aug 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:31

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