Notes: 189 pages; 8 leaves of black-and-white plates. 7-1/2 by 11 inches.
The Chilean surrealist's dissertation for his law degree. Perhaps suiting an avant-garde poet-lawyer, in this work he explores madness and society. In this wide-ranging essay, he identifies madness as one of three phenomena that affect life, along with myth and dream. The poet quotes Jung and Nietzsche and includes art made by the insane as well as paintings by Dalí to illustrate his points. This book lays out much of the author's thinking about life, art and literature, and as such,of the Chilean surrealist movement. Important. The book was reprinted in 2005.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback) with the original glassine cover. This copy is inscribed to artist Gilbert Senecaut, "que estoy seguro sabrá comprender esta Edad de Oro del pensamiento, homenaje cordial de su amigo, Gomez Correa."
Publication: Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Aire Libre, 1942.
Item No: #2544