Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion

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Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion is an extremely sporadically appearing surrealist magazine published in Chicago and edited by Franklin Rosemont, though The Beat Page claims Philip Lamantia was a "contributing editor".[1] Four issues have appeared, the second in 1973, the third in 1976 and the fourth and most recent in 1989.[2]

Contributors to Number 3 included Jayne Cortez[3] and Philip Lamantia, a surrealist poet connected to the Beats.[4] It was described as "[a] stunning, lavish, damn huge production, with essays, art, poetry and invective from just about anyone who's anyone... [a]ngry, uncompromising and provocative", with "[m]ind blowing perspectives on just about everything."[5]

Number 4 included work by Georges Bataille, Benjamin Paul Blood, André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Leonora Carrington, Karl Marx, George Orwell, Benjamin Péret and others.[6]

See also[edit]

  • Acéphale, a surrealist review created by Bataille, published from 1936 to 1939
  • Minotaure, a primarily surrealist-oriented publication founded by Albert Skira, published in Paris from 1933 to 1939
  • La Révolution surréaliste, a Surrealist publication founded by Breton, published in Paris from 1924 to 1929
  • View, an American art magazine, primarily covering avant-garde and surrealist art, published from 1940 to 1947
  • VVV, a New York magazine published by émigré European surrealists from 1942 through 1944


  1. ^ "The Beat Page - Philip Lamantia". Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Surrealist Editions & Black Swan Press". Archived from the original on 28 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion #3". Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Philip Lamantia". Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Surrealism". Archived from the original on 12 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion". Retrieved 2007-05-21. 

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