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Franklin Rosemont

Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Franklin spent his early years in Maywood, Illinois and entered Roosevelt University in 1962.

Biography: 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'.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other ; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Franklin Rosemont on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  André Breton and the first principles of surrealism :
ISBN: 090438389X OCLC: 4134697

Pluto Press, London : 1978.

  Lamps hurled at the stunning algebra of ants.
ISBN: 0941194337 OCLC: 948434703

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

Revolution in the service of the marvelous :
ISBN: 0882863509 OCLC: 54883756

Charles H. Kerr Pub., Chicago : 2004.

  Surrealism & its popular accomplices /
ISBN: 087286121X OCLC: 7541044