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- DescriptionLeora Carrington is perhaps the most enchanting of the women Surrealists. The daughter of Anglo-Irish privilege, she broke free of her mar-house upbringing and fled, first to art school, and then to the Continent. Though she is best kwn as a painter of the gothic fantastic, with a cult following and one-woman shows at museums around the world, her writing is less striking. Down Below describes the events of 1940, when, after her longtime lover artist Max Ernst was sent to a concentration camp, Carrington was led across the border of Kwledge and imprisoned in a sanatorium for the insane. This powerful testament, reminiscent of Carrington's great vel The Hearing Trumpet, ranks with the work of Sylvia Plath and Janet Frame in its raw evocation of madness.
- Author BiographyLeonora Carrington (1917-2011) was born in England and spent most of her adult life in Mexico City, where she participated in the Surrealist movement as an artist, painter, and novelist. Marina Warner's studies of religion, mythology, and fairy tales include Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale. A Fellow of the British Academy, she is also a professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.
- Author(s)Leonora Carrington,Marina Warner
- PublisherThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Date of Publication18/05/2017
- SubjectAutobiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Weight135 g
- Width128 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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