Surrealist Women: An International Anthology (1998) by Penelope Rosemont is a collection of Surrealist works by women in translation, and shows that women writers and artists excelled in Surrealism as a genre, after being founded by André Breton, Philippe Soupault, and Louis Aragon. Women novelists have excelled in Surrealism with sensitive portraits of men, often creating characterizations of men that show a subtle humor, while expressing intimate perceptions of the male psyche. Surrealist Women spans the decades from The First Women Surrealists, 1924-1929 to the present Surrealism: A Challenge to the Twenty-First Century, with a representation of Surrealist works by women as an international literary and art movement.
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.