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What is surrealism? : Selected writings

Author: André Breton; Franklin Rosemont
Publisher: New York : Monad : Distributed by Pathfinder Press, 1978.
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André Breton (1896-1966) was the founder and major theorist of the surrealist movement, one of the most vital currents of modern poetry and revolutionary thought. This compilation of Breton's writings gives a compact survey of his views and the perspectives of international surrealism as they have developed through more than half a century, and as they serve to guide the groups and individuals who, in dozens of  Read more...
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Breton, André, 1896-1966.
What is surrealism?
New York : Monad : Distributed by Pathfinder Press, 1978
(OCoLC)643652765
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Breton; Franklin Rosemont
ISBN: 0913460591 9780913460597 0913460605 9780913460603 0873488229 9780873488228
OCLC Number: 4220726
Description: xvi, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: André Breton ; edited and introduced by Franklin Rosemont.

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André Breton (1896-1966) was the founder and major theorist of the surrealist movement, one of the most vital currents of modern poetry and revolutionary thought. This compilation of Breton's writings gives a compact survey of his views and the perspectives of international surrealism as they have developed through more than half a century, and as they serve to guide the groups and individuals who, in dozens of centuries, have taken up the surrealist cause. About half of the selections are published here in English for the first time; others are reprinted from scarce, out-of-print periodicals. The editor, Franklin Rosemont, met Breton in 1966, and later that year organised the first indigenous US surrealist group. He is the author of two books of poems and the Manifesto on the Position & Direction of the Surrealist Movement in the United States (1970). He played a major role in organising the 1976 World Surrealist Exhibition in Chicago, by far the largest exhibition ever prepared by the surrealists. He lives in Chicago where he edits Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion, English-language journal of the international surrealist movement.

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