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Leiris, Michel 1901-1990

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Francis Bacon, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris( Book )

47 editions published in 1983 in 6 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse kunstenaar Francis Bacon (1909- )
African art by Michel Leiris( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our knowledge of the arts of Africa, and of the circumstances in which they have been practised, is still very incomplete. Created over a period of several millennia in a vast range of techniques and materials, and extending to every field of human activity, African artefacts are newaly all essentially functional, but at the same time they can stand as pure works of art in their own right. The great dance masks of the secret societies, the carved ancestor figures, the beautiful bronze heads from Benin and the terracottas from Ife, the steatite bird-man from Zimbabwe - all these have a precise magico-religious function which in no way impairs their aesthetic value. In this book the authors have provided a detailed historical and aesthetic study fo the rich and varied panorama of African art. The first part of the book sets in context the historical relationship between the African and Western cultures, the aesthetic outlook of the African peoples and the place of Africa in the history of art generally. The second and third parts form a detailed account of the arts of Africa, considered first according to category, and then region by region."--Amazon
Brisées = Broken branches by Michel Leiris( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Leiris has had a substantial influence on French culture for many years--as a poet and a member of the surrealists, as an art critic, and as an anthropologist. His great contributions to modern letter are his works of confessional autobiography, the best known of which, MANHOOD (North Point, 1984), has been described by the eminent poet and translator Richard Howard as "one of the central texts of what we call modernity." In Brisées Leiris has gathered together short nonfiction pieces written throughout his career. The wide range of topics Leiris addresses in these fifty-one essays gives testimony to the vast arena of his curiosity. Here are essays on Joan Miró, Arnold Schoenberg, the Fox Movietone Follies, Jean Arp, ethnography, Fred Astaire, alchemy, Erik Satie's humor, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Eluard, Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Mouth Water," Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, "Man and His Insides," opera, Georges Bataille, and others." -- Publisher's description
Race and culture by Michel Leiris( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 1965 in English and French and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ruban au cou d'Olympia by Michel Leiris( Book )

43 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short fragments and essays that explore how a seemingly irrelevant aesthetic detail may cause the eruption of sublimity within the mundane. That the nude painted by Manet (in a painting so conceptually new that it created a scandal in its day) achieves so much truth through such a minor detail, that ribbon that modernizes Olympia and, even more than a beauty mark or a patch of freckles would, renders her more precise and more immediately visible, making her a woman with ties to a particular milieu and era: that is what lends itself to reflection, if not divagation!--from The Ribbon at Olympia's ThroatIn The Ribbon at Olympia's Throat, Michel Leiris investigates what Lydia Davis has called the "expressive power of fetishism": how a seemingly irrelevant aesthetic detail may cause the eruption of sublimity within the mundane. Written in 1981, toward the end of Leiris's life, The Ribbon at Olympia's Throat serves as a coda to his autobiographical masterwork, The Rules of the Game, taking the form of both shorter fragments (poems, memory scraps, notes) that are as formally disarming as the fetishistic experiences they describe, and longer essays, more exhaustive critical meditations on writing, apprehension, and the nature of the modern. Rooted in remembrance, devoted to the kaleidoscopic intricacies of wordplay, Leiris draws from his own aesthetic experiences as writer and spectator to explore the fetish that "exposes and disarms the sinister passage of time," conferring "an undeniable realness upon the whole by essentially causing it to crystallize in a reality it would never have possessed if that sturdy fragment hadn't acted as bait."
La règle du jeu by Michel Leiris( Book )

59 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Leiris (1901-1990) was a profoundly influential and versatile French intellectual. His four-volume autobiographical essay, The Rules of the Game, serves as a primary document of artistic life in the twentieth century. Lydia Davis has received numerous awards as a translator of works from the French and as an author. She lives in upstate NY." -- publisher's description
Afrique noire, la création plastique by Michel Leiris( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contacts de civilisations en Martinique et en Guadeloupe by Michel Leiris( Book )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhood: a journey from childhood into the fierce order of virility by Michel Leiris( Book )

67 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langage tangage, ou, Ce que les mots me disent by Michel Leiris( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux parties : la première, intitulée Souple mantique et simples tics de glotte, est constituée de jeux de mots en formes de définitions de dictionnaire ; la seconde, Musique en texte et musique antitexte, où l'auteur explique sa passion de l'écriture
Aurora by Michel Leiris( Book )

20 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman de poète. L'oeuvre, publiée en 1946, appartient à la veine surréaliste de l'auteur, lequel a écrit en 1967 que la poésie était son "intérêt majeur."
Haut mal, suivi de Autres lancers. by Michel Leiris( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in French and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq études d'ethnologie by Michel Leiris( Book )

35 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in French and Italian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regard vers Alfred Métraux (p. 129-137)
Mots sans mémoire. Simulacre. Le Point cardinal. Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses. Bagatelles végétales. Marrons sculptés pour Miró by Michel Leiris( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grande fuite de neige by Michel Leiris( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wifredo Lam by Wifredo Lam( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in Italian and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scratches by Michel Leiris( Book )

69 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Leiris, a French intellectual whose literary works inspired high praise from the likes of Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lévi-Strauss, began the first volume of his autobiographical project at the age of 40, an endeavor that would ultimately require 35 years and three additional volumes. In Volume 1, Scratches, Leiris sets out to invent a savoir vivre, a mode of living that would have a place for both his poetics and his personal morality. "I can scarcely see the literary use of speech as anything but a means of sharpening one's consciousness in order to be more--and in a better way--alive," he declares. He begins the project of uncovering memories, returning to moments and images of childhood--his father's recording machine, the letters of the alphabet coming to life--and then of his later life--Paris under Occupation, a journey to Africa, and a troubling fear of death
Baudelaire by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

66 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartre's study of Baudelaire is one of the more brilliant achievements of modern criticism. He turned abstractions like Existence and Being, Freedom and Nature, into a theory of psychoanalysis, grounded in man's creativity and opposed to Freudian determinism. Then he put the theory into practice in this book on Baudelaire
Operratics by Michel Leiris( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a study of opera by the great French poet, art critic, and anthropologist Michel Leiris. In Operratics Leiris turns his mind to one of his major loves, opera. Approaching the subject as a lover of music without any formal musical training, he discerns fascinating patterns in cultural movements in opera and reveals his personal tastes in this great genre."--Jacket
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La règle du jeuManhood: a journey from childhood into the fierce order of virilityScratchesBaudelaireOperraticsLa règle du jeuScraps
Alternative Names
Leiris, M. 1901-1990

Leiris, M. (Michel), 1901-1990

Leiris Michel

Leiris Mišelis

Michel Leiris écrivain, poète, ethnologue et critique d'art français

Michel Leiris escritor y etnógrafo francés

Michel Leiris francouzský spisovatel a etnograf

Michel Leiris Frans schrijver

Michel Leiris französischer Schriftsteller und Ethnologe

Michel Leiris French surrealist writer and ethnographer

Michel Leiris scrittore e etnologo francese

Лейрис, Мишель

Мишел Лерис француски надреалистички писател и етнограф

Мишел Лерис френски писател и антрополог

Мішель Леріс

מישל ליריס

میشل لیریس

میشیل لێریس

레리스, 미셸 1901-1990

ミシェル・レリス フランスの詩人、民族学者

レーリス, ミシェル