Black, Brown, & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and by Franklin Rosemont, Robin D.G. Kelley

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And direct action—“The Truth about Colonies,” for example, and many other boisterous disruptions of official literary and political affairs—scandalized the philistines but also, and more important, attracted the interest of rebellious youth all over the globe. Surrealist groups, modeled on the Paris original, blossomed in Argentina, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Yugoslavia, and eventually in many other lands. S. racism. Most of these meetings were casual, brief, and—as the saying goes—without conclusion.

53 The great painter Archibald Motley, from Chicago, spent much of 1929– 1930 in Paris on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Some of his finest works—bright portrayals of Paris jazz nightspots and cabarets—were painted at that time. 55 Writers, artists, and other participants in the Harlem Renaissance, including the Jamaican Claude McKay, the Puerto Rican scholar and book collector Arthur Schomburg, and African Americans Countee Cullen, Jessie Fauset, Gwendolyn Bennet, Nella Larsen, Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, and Langston Hughes also visited Paris.

28 Over the years Lam also illustrated books by many other surrealists, including Aimé Césaire, René Char, Alain Jouffroy, Gherasim Luca, Pierre Mabille, Clément Magloire-Saint-Aude, Claude Tarnaud, and François Valorbe. Lam and his wife, Helena, sailed on the Pierre Lemerle with Jacqueline and André Breton and their young daughter, Aube. Also aboard were Victor Serge, his son, Vladi, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. After a mutually stimulating encounter with Aimé Césaire and the Tropiques group in Martinique, Lam spent the war years in Cuba.

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