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By Franklin Rosemont, Robin D. G. Kelley

ISBN-10: 0292725817

ISBN-13: 9780292725812

The 1st assortment to record the wide participation of individuals of African descent-including poets, painters, sculptors, theorists, critics, dancers, and playwrights-in the foreign surrealist flow over the last seventy five years.

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Annie Rasicovici, conversation with Franklin Rosemont, Chicago, June 1993. George Esenwein, “Testament of a Revolution,” 176–177. View (1941). Damas, in Racine, Léon-Gontran Damas, 186–188. In the early 1970s Dale Tomich contributed several articles on Caribbean culture and politics to the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) journal Radical America, one of which (“Aimé Césaire and Negritude”) is reprinted in Ron Sakolsky’s Surrealist Subversions, 411–414. Tomich has since published Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar and Through the Prism of Slavery.

Apart from Lilyan Kesteloot’s pioneering study, most academic books and articles on surrealism, Negritude, Marxism, modern poetry, and race politics barely mention him. Léro’s legacy, however, was never forgotten. Damas and Senghor—who knew him well—both featured Léro prominently in their anthologies of black poetry. Damas and Léopold Senghor disagreed on many matters, but both regarded Léro as a major historical figure, a great innovator in Caribbean culture, a true genius. Decades later, the African American surrealist poet Ted Joans—who knew the founder of Légitime Défense only by word of mouth and his published work—proudly counted Léro among his heroes and devoted a splendid poem (“Smoke Sleep”) to his memory.

George Esenwein, “Testament of a Revolution,” 176–177. View (1941). Damas, in Racine, Léon-Gontran Damas, 186–188. In the early 1970s Dale Tomich contributed several articles on Caribbean culture and politics to the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) journal Radical America, one of which (“Aimé Césaire and Negritude”) is reprinted in Ron Sakolsky’s Surrealist Subversions, 411–414. Tomich has since published Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar and Through the Prism of Slavery. In his autobiography, A Long Way from Home, McKay discusses his friendship with Freytag-Loringhoven as well as his growing distrust of Communists.

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