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Roland PenroseThe Life of a Surrealist$
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James King

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414500

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.001.0001

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A Heretic in Training (1919–1922)

A Heretic in Training (1919–1922)

(p.27) Chapter Three A Heretic in Training (1919–1922)
Roland Penrose

James King

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1919 to 1922. On 18 January 1919, a mere ten days after returning to England from the war, Roland enrolled at Queen's College, Cambridge. Roland's creativity was stimulated in his new environment but the effects of the war lingered on. Although he labelled the large charcoal drawings of men and monsters he had begun to draw as expressive of ‘romantic yearnings’, they really ‘came struggling out of darkness, symbolic but with that urgent yet forbidden aspect of sex, still too incomprehensible and dangerous for me to admit except in naïvely veiled appearances’. As a respite from academic study, Roland and his brothers joined the Marlowe Society, which, he claimed, ‘provided a release from puritanical taboos’.

Keywords:   Roland Penrose, biography, Queen's College, Cambridge, Marlowe Society

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