Manifestoes of Surrealism

University of Michigan Press, 1969 - 304 sider
Andre Breton discusses the meaning, aims, and political position of the Surrealist movement

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This greatly colored my perception of art. The best art manifesto I've ever read. (Oddly, the surrealist concept seems to work in many of the visual fields, but not lit. God, did it fail in writing ... Les hele vurderingen

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It is hard to exaggerate the importance and the relevance of this book and the greatness of it's author, Andre Breton. Although a flawed and decidedly ambivalent man, Breton was the first out and out ... Les hele vurderingen


Preface for a Reprint of the Manifesto 1929
Manifesto of Surrealism 1924
Soluble Fish 1924
Preface for the New Edition of the Second Manifesto 1946
Second Manifesto of Surrealism 1930
A Letter to Seers 1925
Political Position of Surrealism extracts
Preface 1935
Political Position of Todays Art 1935
Speech to the Congress of Writers 1935
On the Time When the Surrealists Were Right 1935
Surrealist Situation of the Object 1935
Prolegomena to a Third Surrealist Manifesto or Not 1942
On Surrealism in Its Living works 1953

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Andre Breton was born in Normandy, France on 19, 1896 and died on September 28, 1966. Breton was a poet, novelist, philosophical essayist, and art critic. He is considered to be the father of surrealism. From World War I to the 1940s, Breton was at the forefront of the numerous avant-garde activities that centered in Paris. Breton's influence on the art and literature of the twentieth century has been enormous. Picasso, Derain, Magritte, Giacometti, Cocteau, Eluard, and Gracq are among the many whose work was affected by his thinking. From 1927 to 1933, Breton was a member of the Communist party, but thereafter he opposed communism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism". He also wrote Nadja in 1928. Breton died in 1966 at 70 and was buried in the Cimetière des Batignolles in Paris.

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