Surrealism via Stalinism

As I have noted before, I am not usually a fan of our near namesakes smuggoes at the pretendy-Marxist, ultra-libertarian Spiked. Every once in while they do come up with the goods though, as with this review of Román Gubern and Paul Hammond’s new biography of Bunuel. The book sounds a fascinating view of a fascinating scene, and the review brings it out well. Sad and horrible to think of Bunuel shaking hands with Ramon Mercarder (Ernesto Guevara did too by the way.) As ever though, horribly warped politics can still make for great art.

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