Full text: The little review (12 (1926), 1)

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LITTLE REVIEW 
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 
The Surrealistes: In America there is a prejudice, a disdain 
even, for groups, cliques, revolutions, movements, in fact for all 
of the tricks that the young Europeans make use of to ward off 
blight and boredom. 
The Little Review always welcomes these signs of life and 
without fear of contagion and not heavily we have published the 
work of the entire first line of the foremost artists in Europe. 
In fact we have unostentatiously presented all of the new sys 
tems of art to America . . . about twenty Isms, in the last few 
years. 
Matthew Josephson and Ribemont-Dessaignes have taken up 
the case of the Surrealistes in this number of the LITTLE REVIEW. 
I shall leave the subject in their hands. I shall merely indicate 
later which of the contributors in this number are rightly Sur- 
realiste and which belong to some other way of art . . . which 
of the Americans in this number belong very loosely to a group, 
and which do not. 
We are all too serious about art in America ... so serious that 
we treat it as we treat the dead . . . with respect and no attempt 
at communication. That man who produces works of art is 
either treated as a god or as a rather ridiculous and useless 
member of society. As long as this attitude obtains there is little 
hope for art in America. If groups, cliques, revolutions, move 
ments, tricks will change this we are for groups, cliques, etc. 
Georges Limbour, Michel Leiris, Marcel Arland, Andre Desson, 
Joseph Delteil, Andre Harlaire, Rene Crevel, Jacques Baron, 
Andre Masson, Joan Miro, Louis Marcoussis, Pierre Roy . . . 
all belong to the Surrealiste group. Other members of the group 
not in this issue but also contributors to the Little Review are 
Louis Aragon, Philippe Soupault and Paul Eluard. 
Tristan Tzara, one of the finest poets in Europe, is world known 
as the founder of Dada. 
Hans Arp and Hannah Hoch are Dadaists. Arp lives in 
Zurich, Hannah Hoch in Berlin. Work can be seen in Little 
Review Gallery.
	        

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