A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil / Max Ernst

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Identifier: REF.AM.2087
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 175 p : ill. ; 26cm
Copyright dates: 1982
Created by: Max Ernst
Designed by: Gloria Tso
Text translated by: Dorthea Tanning
Was created at: New York City
First published in Paris in 1930, A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil is Max Ernst's second collage-novel. One of the foremost Surrealist artists, Max Ernst has created here a bizarre and enchanting set of images by juxtaposing illustrations from all kinds of books new and old. The collages tell the dream of a young girl who, having lost her virginity on the day of her first communion, commits herself to a religious vocation. Her dream is an impious and schizophrenic nightmare, richly and ironically conceived. -- excerpt of introduction from book jacket