About me and my blog

I am currently studying towards a phd in literature at Lancaster university UK. My research looks at the influence of art movements on contemporary late modern literature. Here on my blog I write all manner of things which (mostly) centre around the theme of Surrealism. In past posts I’ve written short essays, haiku and Beat-style poems, film and book reviews, compiled artwork, collected book and philosophy quotes, and the occasional flash fiction. Much love to anyone who can find the time to read any of my posts, and please please give me suggestions on stuff to read or philosophy which might be of interest in the comments section of any of my posts. Lots of love, Dec X. (also please first ask for permission before copying my work anywhere outside of WordPress. Though reblogs are fine so long as I’m given credit where it is due)


Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision – Salvador Dali

The psychology of the unconscious is the philosophy of revolution – Otto Gross

We have art, in order that we may not perish from the truth – Nietzsche

Art is not an imitation of nature but its metaphysical supplement, raised up beside it in order to overcome it – Nietzsche

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist – Rene Magritte

In my view the philosophy of art is the heart of philosophy – Arthur Danto