Title

La démarche poétique from Vico to Surrealism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2004

Publication Title

New Vico studies

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.

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