Meet the Writers

Monocle Reads: Maryam Diener

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2 December 2021

20 minutes

The surrealist movement of the 20th century produced cultural icons including André Breton, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí. While the enduring names of the movement are of men, women played a pivotal role in surrealism not merely as muses but as artists. Georgina Godwin speaks to Maryam Diener, whose book ‘Exquisite Corpse’ brings together the stories of some of these women and helps cement their rightful place in history.

2 December 2021

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