Surrealist Movement in the United StatesThe Surrealist Movement in the United States
was started by the Chicago Surrealist Group
as a means of including many of its scattered participants from coast to coast on collective statements and in collective activities. Formed in the summer of 1966
and Penelope Rosemont with the encouragement of André Breton
and the Surrealist Group in Paris, as well as the surrealists of many other countries, the Chicago Surrealist Group has carried on its wide-ranging research and agitation uninterruptedly ever since; the group has long been recognized as one of the most active, innovative and prolific in the international surrealist movement.
Only recently have other surrealist groups formed in the United States, such as the Wisconsin Surrealist Group, the Portland Surrealist Group in Oregon, the Houston Surrealist Group, the Blue Feathers group in Minnesota, the Surrealist Group in St. Louis, and a collection of surrealists in San Francisco.
- "What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings of André Breton" (edited and with an Introduction by Franklin Rosemont).
- "Surrealist Subversions: Rants, Writings, and Images by the Surrealist Movement in the United States" (edited with an introduction by Ron Sakolsky).
- "The Forcast is Hot!: Tracts and Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the United States 1966-76" (edited by Franklin Rosemont, Penelope Rosemont, and Paul Garon).