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The Paranoid Simulacrum in Surrealism: From Embracing Madness to the Mechanism of a Mental Illness as the Purveyor of Individual Meaning

@inproceedings{Constantinidou2010ThePS,
  title={The Paranoid Simulacrum in Surrealism: From Embracing Madness to the Mechanism of a Mental Illness as the Purveyor of Individual Meaning},
  author={Despina-Alexandra Constantinidou},
  year={2010}
}
This paper explores the way in which the cultural, psychiatric and psy­choanalytic context of the 1930s acknowledged the potential of a specific mental illness, paranoia, to speak (of) individuality. The French surrealists, in particular, hailed a number of mental illnesses as an attempt at a flight from restrictive conventional meaning, that is meaning sanctified by the group or the mass. Among these mental states, paranoia was singled out by Salvador Dali, who utilized the paranoiac's… Expand

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