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By Louis Aragon Alyson Waters | Comments: ( 602 ) | Date: ( Oct 22, 2019 )

Surprising juxtapositions like goats spread across pianos and fearful optical illusions like eyeballs being sliced characterized the surrealistic movement in the arts in 1928 when Louis Aragon published Trait du Style in Paris Aragon had become ever contemptuous of vogues and pretensions In the name of surrealism, he produced the first significant critique of it ISurprising juxtapositions like goats spread across pianos and fearful optical illusions like eyeballs being sliced characterized the surrealistic movement in the arts in 1928 when Louis Aragon published Trait du Style in Paris Aragon had become ever contemptuous of vogues and pretensions In the name of surrealism, he produced the first significant critique of it Instead of merely upsetting old relationships and skewering sensibilities, Trait du Style was meant to shock with a capital S, and it did Only now has it been completely translated into English Although time has attenuated the scandalous nature of Aragon s language, his criticism has lost none of its edge in this translation by Alyson Waters.From the beginning, which describes a postcard showing a little boy on a potty as representative of French humor and the French spirit, to the end, an attack in scatalogical language on the French military establishment, Aragon zeros in on one target after another Nothing escapes his notice or venom whether it is the masturbatory output of contemporary writers, the prostitution of culture, or the perversions of government.Still, Treatise on Style is than a brilliant diatribe directed against what Aragon perceived as the moral, political, and intellectual failures of his time He proposes surrealism, in art as in life, as a means to achieve a valid ethical and aesthetic style Surrealism, as Aragon defines it here, loses some of its mythical and mystical trappings it becomes inspiration with rolled up shirt sleeves He exercises this faculty in his own writing, which aims to shake readers out of their complacency by alternating the intensely lyrical with the borderline obscene and juxtaposing the language of the educated elite with that of the street Whether denouncing religious fantacism or dispensing praise, Aragon remains true to his idea of the surrealist project to reclassify certain values through the act of writing itself Treatise on Style entertains as a portrait of a movement and of a personality who kept moving.


  • Title: Treatise on Style
  • Author: Louis Aragon Alyson Waters
  • ISBN: 9780803210240
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Louis Aragon Alyson Waters

Poet, novelist, and essayist, a founder of Surrealism with Paul luard, Andr Breton, Luis Bu uel, and others Arag n s work reflects the principal trends of thought of the 20th century he was also a political activist and spokesman for communism His influence on the theory of the novel and on poetic theory was considerable.



Comments Treatise on Style

  • Pauline-Jane

    Jean Ristat a dit : «Le Traité du style fut écrit au cours des années 1926-1927. Le livre paraîtra qu'en 1929, André Gide et Paul Valéry (violemment pris à partie dans le texte) s'opposant à sa publication. Pamphlet ou poème - " chaque image doit produire un cataclysme " -, il marque une étape importante dans l'histoire littéraire. Certains n'ont voulu retenir que l'insolence, l'humour, la virtuosité exceptionnelle de l'écriture d'Aragon. D'autres lecteurs cependant vont plus loin [...]


  • John

    One of my favorite Surrealist texts by one of the most cranky Surrealists.


  • Nate

    Aragon at his vitriolic best ooo dang!


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