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Auteur: Pierre, Jose (Editor)
Titel: Investigating Sex
Sub titel: Surrealist Discussions 1928-1932

In January 1928, long before Kinsey or Masters and Johnson began their clinical surveys, the Paris surrealists initiated their own remarkable 'researches into sexuality', in the form of 12 round-table discussions, transcribed here for the first time in English. The participants in these impassioned debates included many of surrealism's best-known figures - Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Antonin Artaud and more. Though there is plenty of humor in these transcripts, the surrealists were engaging in the most rigorous self-exploration, trying scrupulously to record every aspect of sexual love, and eroticism. With questions posed such as 'Would You Show Your Wife A Stain On Your Trousers' and the ever thorny subject of homosexuality (they were all rampantly homophobic, with the notable exception of Benjamin Peret), there can be few who have ever explored sexual desire with such honesty or such desperate hope.
2004, 224 pag., Euro 12
Verso, London, ISBN 860916030


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