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Arcanum 17
Andre Breton
1931243271
Apr 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Many French intellectuals who stayed in France greeted surrealist Breton's musings written from the near arctic reaches of Canada with some resentment when they first appeared in 1945. In fact, the book, although not one of his greatest works, may well have more resonance with contemporary audiences with its archetypes, goddesses, concern for nature and overall mystical bent. Like L'amour fou or Nadja , much of Arcanum 17 is a meditation on love but a tender lasting love for the concrete, rather tragic Elisa Bindhoff. Half-hidden among the dreams, soliloquys and recollections is the book's real purpose--to question the very way of being that had brought the world to such a horrible pass. Among the givens Breton calls on the carpet are logic, morality, time, death and most of all, masculine supremacy--"This crisis...


Andre Breton: Selections
Andre Breton
0520239547
October 2003
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Book Description
Founder of the Surrealist movement, André Breton has also come to be recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and influential poets. The inaugural volume in the Poets for the Millennium series, André Breton offers the most comprehensive selection available in English of Breton's poetry, along with a selection of his major prose writings. The translations, a number of which are published here for the first time, are by some of the most notable poets in our language, including David Antin, Paul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Michael Benedikt, Robert Duncan, David Gascoyne, and Charles Simic. This volume also includes an extensive biographical and thematic introduction by Mark Polizzotti, which sets the poems in the context of Breton's life and overall career.

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Andre Breton: Selections
Andre Breton
0520235843
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Founder of the Surrealist movement, André Breton has also come to be recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and influential poets. The inaugural volume in the Poets for the Millennium series, André Breton offers the most comprehensive selection available in English of Breton's poetry, along with a selection of his major prose writings. The translations, a number of which are published here for the first time, are by some of the most notable poets in our language, including David Antin, Paul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Michael Benedikt, Robert Duncan, David Gascoyne, and Charles Simic. This volume also includes an extensive biographical and thematic introduction by Mark Polizzotti, which sets the poems in the context of Breton's life and overall career.

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Andre Breton
Mary Ann Caws
0805746234
April 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Series Editors: Bernth Lindfors, University of Texas at Austin; Robert Lecker, McGill University; David O'Connell, Georgia State University; David William Foster, Arizona State University; Janet Pérez, Texas Tech University Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer's work. A reader new to the work under...


Nadja
Andre Breton
0802150268
December 1988
Paperback
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Maniac Eyeball: The Unspeakable Confessions of Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
1840680679
September 2004
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Book Description

Maniac Eyeball is the third, final and most comprehensive volume of autobiography written by the late Salvador Dali. Maniac Eyeball contains the frank and uncensored confessions of Salvador Dali, from his childhood and first adolescent sexual experiences to his emergence as a painter, surrealist and eventually the most famous-and possibly richest-artist of modern times. These inspired tracts, covering art, love, sex, money, death, fame, science, his famous friends and enemies, and his extraordinary creative genius, reveal the intricate workings of Dali's mind to create not only an unparalleled autobiography, but also one of the key surrealist texts yet published.

Salvador Dali (1904–1989) entered the ranks of the Surrealists in 1929 with a series of iconoclastic paintings...



Communicating Vessels
Andre Breton
0803212186
Dec 1990
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction
David Hopkins
0192802542
October 2003
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Book Description
The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these
movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Dali?), the idea of the 'readymade', attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities
of Zurich, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, London, and recenlty discovered examples in Eastern Europe.
Hopkins explores the huge range of media employed by both Dada and Surrealism (collage, painting, found...


Free Rein
Andre Breton
0803212410
Mar 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This book, whose title literally means "The Key to the Fields," is a gathering of surrealist Breton's various writings during his prime and mature years, from 1936 to 1952, beginning immediately after he broke with the Communist Party (although not with Marxist ideals). As if symbolic of that drive for independence, a definite quest for the freedom of literary and artistic pursuits from any political engagement is evident thoughout. Whether Breton is addressing art forms such as cinema in the essay "As in a Wood," or music in "Golden Silence," or reflecting on aesthetic issues, education, etc., intellectual autonomy is the leitmotif. Although versions of some of these pieces have appeared in English before, translators Parmentier (Bishop's Univ., Quebec) and d'Amboise, an independent poet, chose here to base their...


Constellations of Miro, Breton
With Paul Hammond
0872863727
June 2004
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Book Description
During the early days of the Second World War, the Catalan painter Joan Miro created a startling series of twenty-three gouaches, his Constellations, works redolent with the nightmare of contemporary events. In 1958 the French poet Andre Breton composed his own "Constellations," a set of hermetic prose poems meant to "illustrate"-that is, not simply to shed light on, but to lend luster to-Miro's paintings, and to resume a peripatetic dialogue about exile. In "Constellations of Miro, Breton" Paul Hammond unravels some of the mysteries of the call-and-response of these two Surrealists by reading the pictures against the poetry, the poetry against the pictures, and both against the madness of a history that none of us has left that far behind. Featured in this edition are reproductions of the complete series of Joan...


The Lost Steps
Andre Breton
0803212429
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Poet, essayist, novelist, sometime Trotskyite, and surrealism's founder and main provocateur, Breton is perhaps overshadowed by the work of painters in the movement, such as Max Ernst and Giorgio De Chirico, who are among those contemporaries he discusses in this collection of reviews, missives and appreciations from the years 1917-1923. Blending personal anecdote, ad hoc musings and historical generalizations, most of the 24 short works here (many are only three pages or so) take stock of a particular author's influence (for example, Lautreamont or Jarry) or argue for placing him within the then current exchange of ideas and styles (a somewhat breathless appreciation of Apollinaire; several often moving tributes to his friend Jacques Vache; appraisals of exiles Duchamp's and Picabia's doings in New York). The...


Maldoror and the Complete Works
Comte de Lautreamont
187897212X
June 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
tr Alexis Lykiard, 2 vols in one w/bibliography &c


Andre Breton: Sketch for an Early Portrait
J. H. Matthews
0915027712
October 1986
Paperback
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Break of Day =
Andre Breton
0803212593
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
First published in France in 1934, this book is merely a more critical sequel to surrealist Breton's first Surrealist Manifesto (1924). Translator Caws (distinguished professor of English, French, and comparative literature, CUNY) interprets its title to signify Breton's desire to start anew "on the road or the open sea, going somewhere else." Breton wrote the last essay after a painful divorce and a trying love affair. Polizzotti (Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andr? Breton) aptly cites one critic's interpretation of the title as Breton's need to examine the basic tenets of surrealist doctrine. Indeed, Breton reexamines more critically the surrealists' advocacy of "spontaneous verbal output" or "automatic writing." Here, Breton also finds fault with Socialist-Communist doctrine and deplores the Communists'...


Manifestoes of Surrealism
Andre Breton
0472061828
January 1969
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism


Mad Love
Andre Breton
0803260725
Oct 1988
Paperback
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