Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Franklin Rosemont

has died. This is sad.

Archambeau has an article about him on his blog.

Rosemont and his wife Penelope were key members of the Chicago Surrealists. I guess Penelope still is.

Speaking of middle grounds and "hybrids": They never wanted to be moderate, temperate, compromised. They are/were Breton-surrealists through and through. No "American Hybrid" for the Rosemonts.

All the books they have written/edited/translated are very insightful and usually brilliant.

I first came across Rosemont some time in the 90s when I found his book "Morning of a Machine Gun" in a heap of old 1960s chapbooks in some used bookstore.


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