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    #1

    heads pop through

    This part is from the book PICTURES, texted by Robin Muir.

    Anyone has an idea what it is talking...?
    And what are the meanings of heads and pop through here?
    I suppose it is deliberated written in this complex confusing way to show people how does surrealism look like?

    It is inescapable too, but there is a streak of surrealism in Tim’s pictures – as if you couldn’t guess by the streaks of bacon ascending a model’s legs chased by a spider crab or the torn sheets of paper out of which heads pop unexpectedly through. This is the genial surrealism of Magritte rather than the ambiguous, sexually charged tableaux of Dalí.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by verafxh; 01-Apr-2016 at 04:40. Reason: add the source and author

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    Re: Totally lost...

    Please cite the source and author of that text.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: Totally lost...

    verafxh, I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #4

    Re: Totally lost...

    It is edited, and perhaps the title of this article is The Prospect for Arcadia:
    Tim Walker’s Never-Ending SummerI Love Pictures, March 2007



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    #5

    Re: Totally lost...

    Here's one image from Magritte with one head popping through the canvas.

    See more here: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=m...PgGsraPoY_M%3A


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    Re: heads pop through

    Quote Originally Posted by verafxh View Post

    Does anyone has have any idea what it is talking...? this means?

    I suppose it is deliberated deliberately written in this complex confusing way to show people how does what surrealism looks like?
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: heads pop through

    No, the writer is not trying to write surrealistically. It's normal writing ABOUT surrealism. When Muir mentions heads that seem to pop through paper, it's a reference to images like this:



    Porky Pig appears to be popping through the image. Does the text make sense now?
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    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #8

    Re: heads pop through

    not a teacher

    "…the torn sheets of paper out of which heads pop unexpectedly through."

    I find the "through" here to be redundant as "out of" already describes the action.

    Perhaps, "the torn sheets of paper out of which heads pop unexpectedly."

    … or even better,
    "the torn sheets of paper through which heads pop unexpectedly."

    Just a thought.

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