Author(s): Max Ernst
The second of the great Surrealist's collage novels, this hallucinatory vision centers on the nightmares of a girl who loses her virginity on the day of her first communion and resolves to become a nun. Max Ernst's profoundly bizarre work, first published in Paris in 1930, blends humor and irony in its unforgettable expression of religious ecstasy and carnal desire.
A key figure in the Dadaist and Surrealist art movements, German-born Max Ernst (1891 - 1976) became an American citizen in 1948 and a French citizen in 1958. Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet, Ernst employed the fragmented logic of collage in this volume and in his landmark collage book, Une semaine de bonte, also published by Dover.