Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology (2001) by Mary Ann Caws is a large collection of Surrealist writings that includes some of the most interesting works of the 20th Century, representing a literary movement that begins in 1924, and continues to the present as an innovative trend that has developed the esthetic theories of the avant garde with a poetic style of writing that includes visual metaphors, which parallel the paintings of the Surrealist artists. This collection includes works by the founding Surrealist members: André Breton, Philippe Soupault and Louis Aragon, and those who followed afterwards, including Michel Leiris, Joyce Mansour, Max Ernst, and others.
David Detrich lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he has just completed The Convergence of Two Narrative Lines Ascending, an ultramodern Surrealist novel written in minimal squares. He is working on Dream the Presence of the Circular Breast Starfish Topography, a monumental Surrealist novel written with innovative typographical design. His first novel Big Sur Marvels & Wondrous Delights (2001) is available from Amazon. He is the editor of Innovative Fiction Magazine and Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations.