Sunday, April 22, 2018
Une Semaine De Bonté: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
Ernst's novel, first published in, let's say (too lazy to go and look it up again), 1935, was originally released in five chapbooks. The illustrations in this wordless novel were formed by cutting illustrations from a variety of encyclopedias, novels and the work of Gustave Dore and them pasting them together in new and interesting ways. Each of the original chapbooks were based on the days of the week and each day had its own theme. Not sure what those themes were, but the takeaway from this novel is that birdmen are very fond of busty Victorian women. But we knew that already.