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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Franklin Rosemont  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Franklin Rosemont on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

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".

Published Works

  • 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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Surrealism & its popular accomplices /
ISBN: 087286121X. OCLC Number:

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AndreĢ Breton and the first principles of surrealism :
ISBN: 090438389X. OCLC Number:

Pluto Press,. London :. 1978.

Lamps hurled at the stunning algebra of ants.
ISBN: 0941194337. OCLC Number:

Black Swan Pr,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 1990.

Revolution in the service of the marvelous :
ISBN: 0882863509. OCLC Number:

Charles H. Kerr Pub.,. Chicago :. 2004.