Sunday, April 16, 2006

One of the first things I realized I wanted to do when I arrived in Mexico was to understand why Surrealism seems to have sunk in deeper and with more voracious roots here than in more northerly places. To the gringo brain, Surrealism is a mere modernist movement, albeit one of the big ones, stuck in the middle of the 20th century where it begins and ends. This is far less true here and, I suspect, in the mediteranean.

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