In this video, Alan Bernheimer responds to questions about his translation of Philippe Soupault’s Lost Profiles: A Memoir of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, which was published in November by City Lights. The book is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by a co-founder of the Surrealist movement. The video below is a 15-minute excerpt from a 54-minute-long program held at the Kelly Writers House on January 17, 2017. The full video recording can be viewed here. More information about the event, plus a link to the audio recording, can be found here. The excerpt was made by Dylan Leahy of the PennSound staff. You can find this posted to my Jacket2 commentary series page.
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