What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

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    André Breton

    Publisher: Pathfinder Press

    Year: 1978

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 838 pages

    ISBN: 9780873488228

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Writings of the best-known leader of the Surrealist movement in literature and the arts.
André Breton (1896–1966) was the founder and major theorist of the surrealist movement, one of the most influential currents of twentieth-century art and criticism
This compilation of Breton's writigns gives a compact survey of his views and the perspectives of internatinoal surrealism as they developed.
The editor, Franklin Rosemont, met Breton in 1966 and played a major role in organizing the 1976 World Surrealist Exhibition in Chicago.

Includes a facsimile reproduction of the 1942 Surrealist Album by André Breton.

“A valuable study of surrealism and its aims with respect to life and language, the likes of which were previously not available in English.” Choice

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