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LaCoss, Don.- Author, Surrealist, Anarchist (1964-2011)
Article published on 24 April 2014
last modification on 23 July 2018

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- "Howling Wilderness and The Promised Land," Fifth Estate #359 Winter 2002–2003.

- " Egyptian Surrealism and ʻDegenerate Artʼ in 1939,".

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Includes Long Live Adventurism! from L’Archibras, June 18, 1968; Letters from François-René Simon, Marie-Dominique Massoni, Jean Benoît and Michel Zimbacca; with a Statement in Defense of the Students, June-July 1968.

The essay is a brief examination into surrealist activities in 1968, triangulated between Prague, Paris, and Chicago and anchored to two key surrealist texts, The Prague Platform and Situation of Surrealism in the U. S. The intention is to show how surrealism responded to and participated in the electric events of ‘68, and to suggest how an understanding of the movement’s past can help instigate the next tremors to run through the atmosphere. To paraphrase Lautréamont, it is only a matter of having the awareness and insolence to accept them. Historians will argue about the degree to which the global rebellions of ´68 can be linked together or what (if any) catalysts triggered the transnational movements. But there can be no mistaking the pronounced cross-pollination of surrealist ideas and activities in ‘68.

— * Black Swan (Pamphlet), 2008.

- " Franklin Rosemont, 1944-2009. ’A stranger to neither love nor laughter’." Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009.

- Introduction to Michael Löwy, Morning Star: Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia, University of Texas Press, 2010.174 p. ISBN-10: 0292723571 ;
ISBN-13: 978-0292723573.

- "A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back. A Review of Ursula K. Le Guin, A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back. Illustrated by Julie Downing. New York: Orchard Books, 1992," Fifth Estate # 382, Spring, 2010.

- "Principle of Hope [About Nobel Prize]," Fifth Estate # 382, Spring, 2010.

- "On Blasphemy and Imagination. Arab Surrealism Against Islam," Fifth Estate # 383, Summer, 2010.

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- "A Q&A about DIY with Kathleen Hanna," Fifth Estate # 384, Spring, 2011

And also

Memorial Page

Sakolsky, Ron. "On Don LaCoss’s Passing, "Fifth Estate # 384, Spring, 2011

For Don LaCoss

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