INVESTIGATING SEX: SURREALIST DISCUSSIONS 1928-1932 edited by Jose Pierre
Verso, 1992 First English edition, 215pp., 6 1/2" X 9 1/2" Hardcover
In 1928 a group of surrealist writers and artists held twelve round table discussions to address questions regarding the themes of sex and sexuality. Calling them “researches into sexuality,” their bizarre and humorous conversations are now made available in this new edition in all their surreal and salacious detail. Their research spanned the most critical period for surrealism, a time of bitter political disputes, echoed in the intensity of these meetings and in the range of participants, including André Breton, Paul Eluard, Yves Tanguy, Benjamin Péret and Pierre Naville.