André Breton





André Breton

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born
in Tinchebray, France
February 19, 1896

died
September 28, 1966

gender
male

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André Breton was a French writer, poet, and surrealist theorist, and is best known as the principal founder of Surrealism. His writings include the Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".


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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 3,806 ratings — published 1928 — 44 editions
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Manifestoes of Surrealism
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,240 ratings — published 1924 — 25 editions
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Mad Love
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1937 — 17 editions
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Anthology of Black Humor
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1940 — 10 editions
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Poems
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Automatic Message: The ...
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The Magnetic Fields
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1968 — 7 editions
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Surrealism and Painting
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1965 — 5 editions
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Earthlight
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1937 — 4 editions
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Communicating Vessels
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More books by André Breton…
“My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
André Breton, What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

“Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.”
André Breton, Anthology of Black Humor

“Tell me whom you haunt and I’ll tell you who you are.”
André Breton

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