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La démarche poétique from Vico to Surrealism
New Vico studies (2004)
  • Kim Grant, University of Southern Maine
  • Charles Cramer
Abstract

We examine significant parallels between Surrealist art theory and Vico’s understanding of primitive metaphor, centering on a 1933 article on Vico by the Czech Surrealist Zdenko Reich, who recognized that Vico’s understanding of primitive thought shared notable similarities with the Surrealists’ intent to effect an epistemological revolution by re-establishing poetic thought as the central mode of human understanding.

Keywords
  • Giambattista Vico,
  • Zdenko Reich
Disciplines
Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Kim Grant and Charles Cramer. "La démarche poétique from Vico to Surrealism" New Vico studies Vol. 22 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kim_grant/3/