(translator; author Alice Paalen Rahon)
New York Review Books, 2021
(edited with Michel Delville)
Black Widow Press, 2021
Thames and Hudson, 2000
Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor Emirita of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
Her many areas of interest in twentieth-century avant-garde literature and art include Surrealism, poets René Char and André Breton, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group, and artists Robert Motherwell, Joseph Cornell, and Pablo Picasso. Conceptually, one of her primary themes has been the relationship between image and text.
Contact Professor Caws at:
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016
An interview with Professor Caws about the Modern Art Cookbook appeared in Gagosian Quarterly's winter 2017 issue on Art and Food.
A Surrealist Moment in Honor of Mary Ann Caws was held at the City University of New York Graduate School on October 19, 2017
On October 17, 2017, Professor Caws was presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Professor Caws participated in Tino Sehgal's "This Progress" exhibit at the Guggenheim, January 29 - March 10, 2010, as one of the "older adult" group.
Professor Caws was quoted in the March 2, 2009 issue of Newsweek in an article on Buñuel.
Professor Caws' memoir, To The Boathouse, has been released in paperback by University of Alabama Press.
Glorious Eccentrics: Modernist Women Painting and Writing was recently reviewed on the blogs Cup O'Books and The Mumpsimus: displaced thoughts on misplaced literatures.
Black Widow Press is working with Professor Caws to make available important Surrealist works in translation, including re-issuing out-of-print titles and releasing new translations.
Julian Wolfreys interviewed Professor Caws for a chapter of Thinking Difference: Critics in Conversation (Fordham, 2004) entitled "Thinking About This..."
An interview with Professor Caws by Dawne McCance appeared in the September 2001 issue of Mosaic.
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