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Best Surreal Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Surreal books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Surreal Numbers (1974)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadShows how a young couple turned on to pure mathematics and found total happiness. This title is intended for those who might enjoy an engaging dialogue on abstract mathematical ideas, and those who might wish to experience how new mathematics is created….
Author(s): Donald E. Knuth

2. The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington ()

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Virago Press Ltd Language: English ISBN-10: 0349008795 ISBN-13: 978-0349008790 Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 7.7 inches Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #773,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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3. Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House (2011)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadFeaturing work by some of the most exciting contemporary women writers in the United States, Fantastic Women comprises eighteen inventive, insightful narratives steeped in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy. Meet the daughters of Franz Kafka, Mary Shelley, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter. Fantastic Women assembles the work of eighteen inventive, insightful women authors who steep their narratives in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy. The results are wildly creative stories that capture the truth about human nature far more than much of the fiction (or, for that matter, the…
Author(s): Rob Spillman, Joy Williams

4. Color My Art: Surreal Fantasy: Grayscale & Underpainting Coloring Book (2017)

Best Surreal Books You Should Read*Please note the papers are thin 55# acid-free. If paper thickness does not meet your standard, this book might not be suitable for you. Pages printed on one side 24 hand drawn grayscale images 7″x10″ coloring images on 8.5″x11″ book Almost no background images Non-perforated 55# acid-free paper *日本での価格は1000円に設定しています。* Wet media such as watercolor or marker will bleed through paper. I recommend place a sheet of cardstock behind the page while you are working on….
Author(s): Ikuko

5. Surreal Lovers: Eight Women Integral to the Life of Max Ernst (2018)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadSurreal Lovers recounts the lives of the artists and writers – Leonora Carrington, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, Meret Oppenheim and Luise Straus; the art collector Peggy Guggenheim; Marie-Berthe Aurenche and Gala, the muse of Salvador Dali – during the most exhilarating and treacherous of times, when all loved and were loved by the strikingly seductive and enigmatic painter Max Ernst. In describing the work and achievements of these women, and of Max Ernst, Surreal Lovers emphasizes the human element in their entwined lives – what is usually omitted from official art histories. Interweaving their interactions with each other and…
Author(s): Margaret Hooks

6. Surreal Change (Routledge Leading Change Series) (2018)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadIn Surreal Change: The Real Life of Transforming Public Education, internationally renowned expert Michael Fullan reflects on the leading trends and ideas within the educational change field over a 50-year period. The author traces the evolution of the field through his own personal developments and contributions to it, working chronologically through “The 12 Seminal Ideas” of his career. Fullan shows his personal and vulnerable side as well as how he came to develop breakthrough ideas. By looking at the way the field has transformed and grown over time, Fullan draws attention to what ideas have persisted, what problems still need…
Author(s): Michael Fullan

7. Nothing Is Strange (2014)

Best Surreal Books You Should Read20 mind-expanding short stories. Inspiring, liberating, otherworldly, magical, surreal, bizarre, funny, disturbing, unique… all of these words have been used to describe the stories of Mike Russell so put on your top hat, open your third eye and enjoy: Nothing Is Strange…
Author(s): Mike Russell

8. Creative Haven Dreamscapes Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) (2013)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadMake your dreams come true with 31 original and surreal designs. Offering hours of challenging and creative coloring fun, these abstract and figurative illustrations include landscapes of densely wooded forests of pop-art vegetation, sailboats and butterflies floating on psychedelic seas, vibrant fantasy gardens, and more. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Dreamscapes and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to…
Author(s): Miryam Adatto

9. Surreal Composition: A Greyscale Coloring Book (2019)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadThe coloring pages in this book have been created from professional photographs purchased from a reliable source and turned into 50 easy to color greyscale designs. To color them, simply color over the shades of gray for a unique experience that results in your own masterpiece that looks like a painting. Perfect for both the novice colorist and the experienced colorist! The grayscale shading will show through your transparent pigments for beautiful results. Color over the gray, matching light and dark tones to reveal lifelike shading. Saturate the grayscale with heavy color, use…
Author(s): Hester Moult

10. 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) (1992)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadFor many, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) represents the Surrealist painter par excellence, one whose work explored his own dream life, hallucinations, and fetishes in the process of objectifying the irrational elements of the unconscious. In this rare and important volume, the painter expresses (in his inimitably eccentric fashion) his ideas of what painting should be, expounds on what is good and bad painting, offers opinions on the merits of Vermeer, Picasso, Cézanne, and other artists, and expresses his thoughts on the history of painting. In a blend of outrageous…
Author(s): Salvador Dali, Haakon M. Chevalier

11. Scrubs on the verge of surreal (2019)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadA doctor tries to survive in the surreal environment of a hospital where life, love, laughter, and pain are mingled with each other…In Greece, healthcare and education are nationalized and free. To enter medical school, you have to sit one of the hardest exams conceived and only the best and brightest make it. However, since nepotism, favoritism, political games and corruption still reign supreme, many people manage to become doctors by bypassing the law. Finally, due to corporatist and statist mentalities, many manage to earn a specialization and…
Author(s): MICHAEL VOULGARIS

12. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia (2015)

Best Surreal Books You Should ReadProfessional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell’s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the wild and bizarre heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, home to a form of dictatorship-far subtler than twentieth-century strains-that is rapidly rising to challenge the West.When British producer Peter Pomerantsev plunges into the booming Russian TV industry, he gains access to every nook and…
Author(s): Peter Pomerantsev

Best Surreal Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some surreal books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Language of Surrealism

Author(s): Peter Stockwell
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK;Red Globe Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314113

Surrealism at Play

Author(s): Susan Laxton
Publisher: Duke University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355837

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

Author(s): Sue Roe
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited, Year: 2018, Size: 28 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2370603

Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior

Author(s): Neil Matheson
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2105225

Surreal Beckett: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Surrealism

Author(s): Alan Friedman
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2115888

Surrealism, Cinema, and the Search for a New Myth

Author(s): Kristoffer Noheden
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2133999

From Paris to Tlön: Surrealism as World Literature

Author(s): Delia Ungureanu, Thomas Oliver Beebee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2017, Size: 133 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2164110

The Militant Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism

Author(s): Whitney Chadwick
Publisher: Thames Hudson, Year: 2017, Size: 57 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2246595

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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