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A so much regrettable ambiguity effects from this. hence 214 Manifestoes of Surrealism Monsieur Paul Claudel, the French ambassador in Brussels, who's dedicating the leisures of his previous age to placing lives of saints in verse as he sees healthy, therefore Monsieur Paul Claudel, who in one other connection is the apostle of "going the complete hog" in time of battle (this ignoble word regrettably expresses all too good the assumption at the back of it) is taken into account, due to definite formal recommendations in his poetry, to be an avant-garde author, and it's not and not using a shudder that we study that his L' Annonce faite a Marie has been translated and staged within the U. S. S. R. therefore too, authors whose procedure is unbelievably at the back of the days, yet who don't forget a unmarried get together to proclaim themselves to be in ideal accord with the ideology of the left or the extraordinary left, discover a nice variety of keen ears once they take it into their heads to put the legislation down approximately this very approach, scorning what constitutes the ancient must haves of its improvement. there is not any cause to shut our eyes to the truth that Mon­ sieur Claudel's case at the one hand, and the angle of those authors at the different, either solid nice discredit on sleek artwork, a discredit which in leftist political circles at the present time is going, if no longer as far as to reason suspicion to be forged at the strong religion of inno­ vating writers and artists who might be actually hooked up to the reason for the proletariat, a minimum of as far as to place the standard and the efficacy of the prone that they could render this reason in grave doubt. within the face of the problems which were encountered, in France, for instance, by way of the Surrealists' adherence to numerous progressive organisations, problems that experience proved to be insurmountable for a undeniable variety of us, it isn't in any respect an ex­ aggeration to claim, if possible nonetheless converse of highbrow drama in a global shaken from best to backside via a drama of one other na­ ture, that the location of those innovating writers and artists is dramatic. They locate themselves, in truth, within the face of a di­ lemma: both they have to surrender analyzing and expressing the area within the ways in which every one of them unearths the key of inside himself and himself alone-it is his very probability of en­ in the course of that's at stake--or they have to surrender participating at the sensible course of action for altering this international. even if a couple of signs of higher tolerance have all started to seem in the previous few months, it'll seem that for a very long time that they had not anything yet a decision among those abdications. It has develop into a normal, additionally, to indicate that Political place of Surrealism 21 five leftist political circles have fun with in artwork in simple terms familiar, or perhaps outworn, types: many years in the past L'Humanite made a spe­ cialty out of translating Mayakovsky's poems into doggerel; within the sculpture component to the organization of innovative Writers and Artists of Paris, they started by way of delivering a bust of Stalin for competition-whereas rightist circles are remarkably cordial, exceptionally pleasant during this appreciate.

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