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INVENTORY OF THE ENRIQUE GÓMEZ-CORREA PAPERS, 1920-1995
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Description
Archive contains materials by and about poet, essayist and editor, Enrique Gómez-Correa, chiefly covering his activities during the 1940s, as well as his prominence in the South American surrealist movement. It contains correspondence, manuscripts, personal photographs, books, articles, clippings, artwork, and other material.
Background
Gómez-Correa was a poet, essayist and editor who earned a living as a lawyer and diplomat. A central figure in the South American surrealist movement, he founded the Mandrágora group in Chile in 1937, and soon thereafter, a journal by the same name. He lived in Paris for three years in the 1940s, where he became acquainted with René Magritte and André Breton. He wrote more than twenty books, including poetry, essays and drama.
Extent
circa 4 linear ft. (7 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.