Mirror Of Tauromachy

Leiris, Michel

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“Michel Leiris (1901-1990) was a poet, novelist, and ethnographer. After leaving the Surrealist group, he was associated with Jean-Paul Sartre and Georges Bataille. It was with the latter, and with the artists André Masson and Pablo Picasso, that Leiris acquired his enthusiasm for the bullfight. Mirror of Tauromachy is his summation of this life-long passion.

He considers the bullfight in all its mythological and sociological significances, as a form of sacrifice and sacred ceremony, as a means of directly immersing oneself in a world of tragedy, and as an initiation in which the bullfight is the erotic mirror that reveals certain dark parts of ourselves", translated by Paul Hammond, with illustrations by André Masson, text in English, soft cover in a sleeve, 80 pages, 21,5 x 12 cm, Eclectics & Heteroclites 7, London 2007