New Directions, 1992
(translator and co-editor, with Tina Jolas)
Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
Her many areas of interest in twentieth-century avant-garde literature and art include Surrealism, poets René Char and André Breton, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group, and artists Robert Motherwell, Joseph Cornell, and Pablo Picasso. Conceptually, one of her primary themes has been the relationship between image and text.
Contact Professor Caws at:
CUNY Graduate Center
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Professor Caws participated in Tino Sehgal's "This Progress" exhibit at the Guggenheim, January 29 – March 10, 2010, as one of the "older adult" group.
Professor Caws was quoted in the March 2, 2009 issue of Newsweek in an article on Buñuel.
Professor Caws' memoir, To The Boathouse, has been released in paperback by University of Alabama Press.
Glorious Eccentrics: Modernist Women Painting and Writing was recently reviewed on the blogs Cup O'Books and The Mumpsimus: displaced thoughts on misplaced literatures.
Black Widow Press is working with Professor Caws to make available important Surrealist works in translation, including re-issuing out-of-print titles and releasing new translations. Visit their website at www.blackwidowpress.com.
Julian Wolfreys interviewed Professor Caws for a chapter of Thinking Difference: Critics in Conversation (Fordham, 2004) entitled "Thinking About This..."
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