Pen Name: None
Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry, Other;
Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois
Deceased: 2009 in Chicago, Illinois
Franklin spent his early years in Maywood, Illinois and entered Roosevelt University in 1962.
Biographical and Professional Information
With his partner and comrade, Penelope Rosemont, and lifelong friend Paul Garon, he co-founded the Chicago Surrealist Group, an enduring and adventuresome collection of characters that would make the city a center for the reemergence of that movement of artistic and political revolt. Over four decades, Franklin produced a body of work, of declarations, manifestos, poetry, collage, hidden histories, and other interventions intended to inspire a new generation of revolution, and became perhaps "the most productive scholar of labor and the left in the United States".
- Surrealism and Its Popular Accomplices , City Lights Books, 1980
- Andre Breton and the First Principles of Surrealism , Pluto Press, 1987
- Lamps Hurled at the Stunning Algebra of Ants , Black Swan/Surrealist Editions, 1990
- Penelope, Black Swan/Surrealist Editions, 1997
- Revolution In The Service Of The Marvelous, Charles H. Curr, 2003
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Surrealism and Its Popular Accomplices
Release Date: 1980-12
Andre Breton and Surrealism
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Lamps Hurled at the Stunning Algebra of Ants
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Penelope (Surrealist editions)
Release Date: 1997
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