Purple Art

[September 10 2021]

“The Mexican Dream,” an essay by Simon Liberati for Purple #36 the Mexico Issue

French writer Simon Liberati discusses the similarities and contrasts between early 20th century writers and their versions of “The Mexican Dream.”

“I have just reread A Voyage to Land of the Tarahumara, and the con­trast between Artaud’s madly precise dryness and the decadent velvet of Breton’s recollections casts this imaginary, twice ­dreamt Mexico into stark relief. On one side is the sun and sacrifice; on the other, the Surrealist church and half ­darkness.”

Purple #36 the Mexico Issue – out worldwide on September 15.

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