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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?

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 Author(s): Only 14 left in stock – order soon.

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.
Author(s): Rob Spillman, Joy Williams

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.
Author(s): Ikuko

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.
Author(s): Margaret Hooks

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.
Author(s): Michael Fullan

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

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.
Author(s): Miryam Adatto

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!
Author(s): Hester Moult

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.
Author(s): Salvador Dali, Haakon M. Chevalier

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 otherIn 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.

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.
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 Library 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.

Echoes of Surrealism: Challenging Socialist Realism in East German Literature, 1945–1990

Author(s): Gerrit-Jan Berendse
ID: 2985766, Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Surrealism and film after 1945: Absolutely modern mysteries

Author(s): Kristoffer Noheden and Abigail Susik
ID: 3039298, Publisher: Manchester University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

The Language of Surrealism

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

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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