Free Shipping In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
Ghost Ships By Robert McNab

Ghost Ships
by Robert McNab

In Stock
$20.99
+10% GST
Travel and exploration fascinated the Surrealists. This work retraces one of their most important and exciting voyages made on the eve of the birth of Surrealism in 1924. It describes the secret journey made by the painter Max Ernst, Paul Eluard, co-founder of Surrealism, and Eluard's wife, Gala.
Only 2 left

Ghost Ships Summary


Ghost Ships: A Surrealist Love Triangle by Robert McNab

A moving and spectacular tale of love, jealousy, and exotic travel, centering on three significant figures in the Surrealist movement

Travel and exploration fascinated the Surrealists, who crossed continents marveling at their diversity. This riveting book retraces one of their most important and exciting voyages, made on the eve of the birth of Surrealism in 1924. It describes the secret journey made by an extraordinary menage a trois: the painter Max Ernst, Paul Eluard (cofounder of Surrealism with Andre Breton), and Eluard's wife Gala.

Robert McNab unravels the story of Ernst's love affair with Gala, Eluard's disappearance, Ernst and Gala's pursuit of him, their meeting in Saigon, where the love triangle came apart, and the resulting departure of the Eluards, who left Ernst to explore the jungles of French Indochina alone. The impact of the journey on the work of both men was profound: what Eluard saw of European colonial life turned him into a radical political writer, while the oceans, tropical jungle, and ruins at Angkor Wat had a lasting effect on Ernst's painting and sculpture. As for Gala, she eventually dropped both her lovers for Salvador Dali, breaking Eluard's heart and inspiring Ernst to paint more than one hundred furious portraits of her.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Ghost Ships Reviews


This book tells the story of a secret journey made by three significant figures in the Surrealist movement--the painter Max Ernst, Paul Eluard (cofounder of Surrealism), and Eluard's wife Gala--exploring their menage a trois and the impact of the trip on their work.

About Robert McNab


Robert McNab is a documentary filmmaker, broadcaster, and co-founder of The Artists on Film Trust, a charitable trust in partnership with the University of Arts, London.

Additional information

GOR001938968
Ghost Ships: A Surrealist Love Triangle by Robert McNab
Robert McNab
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2004-10-08
276
0300104316
9780300104318
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.