Suzanne Cesaire - “Surrealism and Us”
“Surrealism has evolved…when Breton created surrealism, the most urgent task was to liberate the mind from the shackles of absurd logic and so-called reason. But in 1943, when liberty itself is threatened throughout the world, surrealism can be summed up with a single magic word: liberty.”
[…] “Let us speak then of surrealism’s living presence, young ardent and revolutionary”.
Suzanne Cesaire, “1943: Surrealism and Us”~
Suzanne Cesaire (1915-1966) was a Martiniquan intellectual and writer whose revolutionary thoughts on race, surrealism, and history were published in the literary journals L’Etudiant noir and the influential magazine, Tropiques. A groundbreaking scholar of sweeping fire and intelligence Suzanne’s work emphasized the importance of autonomous Caribbean identities. She was also the wife and partner of the great Aime Cesaire.