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Manifiestos del surrealismo

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Los males denunciados por el surrealismo no solo persisten sino que se han acentuado. Por eso, hoy más que nunca, los manifiestos surrealistas conservan su candente vigencia. Un profundo resquebrajamiento aflije a la sociedad contemporánea en todos sus planos. Sus esquemas aparecen falsos y sin validez para quien contempla los acontecimientos con el mínimo de objetividad. ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published October 28th 2001 by Argonauta (first published 1924)
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Momina Masood
"Surrealism is the "invisible ray" which will one day enable us to win out over our opponents. "You are no longer trembling, carcass." This summer the roses are blue; the wood is of glass. The earth, draped in its verdant cloak, makes as little impression upon me as a ghost. It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere."

The Surrealist world is a beautiful place: houses with eggshell roofs, a half-fried egg for a sun hanging from the sky, birds flying and
Nov 12, 2014 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surrealism, as explained by Andre Breton is simply the merging of dreams with reality, specifically in art but also in all aspects of life imagination is to be a person’s greatest quality. Breton argues there is no reason to make ordinary boring art that reflects reality and doing so would be to push away the subconscious which is what drives us in our everyday lives. He goes further to say that having a “realistic attitude” is equivalent to being “hostile to any intellectual or moral advancemen ...more
striking a spark from two images; longer spark from rarer gases gives greater fugue
"desired suddenness from certain associations" (41, first Manifesto)

series of events run parallel to real events; our ideals & expectations & revisions as we live

"In the final analysis, it's not such a bad thing for these images to upset the mind, for to upset the mind is to put it in the wrong." (39)

"Surrealism, such as I conceive of it, asserts our complete nonconformism clearly enough so that there can
Dec 21, 2015 Anicius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Да, в зората на индустриалната епоха европеецът открива, че онова, което му остава са спомените от детството и въображението. По този начин фантазмът става свобода и идеите от епохата на романтизма продължават да кретат и в модерната епоха, макар и облечени в дрехите на "Манифеста" на Бретон.
Обичам този текст - знаков за модерната епоха.
Lu le Manifeste du Surréalisme de 1924: intéressant, bien que j'aie parfois eu l'impression qu'il laissait aller sa pensée et en perdait quelque peu le fil de son exposé auquel il se raccrochait ensuite tant bien que mal. J'ai surtout apprécié lire la façon dont il a "découvert" l'écriture automatique et ses conseils à ceux qui voudraient s'y essayer. Ce qui m'a déplu, surtout au début, est son ton de "juge" face à l'attitude réaliste: j'ai lu plusieurs manifestes et, même en s'opposant à tel ou ...more
Mar 19, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been rereading this with my students and I find much to enjoy here. Sometimes Breton is a blowhard, sure, but isn't that part of the pleasure? The "Before/After" section is priceless in that regard. But sometimes Breton speaks good sense, as when he defends the free practice of art as against ideology to a conference of the communist party.
May 31, 2012 George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These manifestos lay out the politics of the movement better than any of Breton's interpreters, who keep proliferating the cliched that he was "the pop of surrealism."
Dec 27, 2007 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
verbose, confusing, but enjoyable.
Philippe Malzieu
Feb 25, 2014 Philippe Malzieu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Already the title obstructs me. That inevitably returns to Marx and manifesto of the Communist party. The general tone is of the same order. The proximity of surrealist with the Russian revolution is known.
I read it at the high school. Immediately surrealism appealed to me but I did not understand why its emblême was a dusty text, tedious and bureaucratic. The movement was not long in bursting in vaults which were hated and excommunicated. Thus as opposed to what, I think that the interest of th
Oct 15, 2013 GONZA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beloved imagination, what I most like in you is your unsparing quality.

There remains madness, "the madness that one locks up," as it has aptly been described. That madness or another…. We all know, in fact, that the insane owe their incarceration to a tiny number of legally reprehensible acts and that, were it not for these acts their freedom (or what we see as their freedom) would not be threatened. I am willing to admit that they are, to some degree, victims of their imagination, in that it in
Pierre E. Loignon
Le surréalisme, comme le romantisme, c’est la manifestation d’un désespoir qui n’est pas suffisamment naïf pour trouver son refuge et sa consolation dans l’atmosphère artistique, mais qui ne pousse pas suffisamment la réflexion existentielle au point d’en sortir et va plutôt tenter de tout y faire entrer.
Alors que l’immédiat artistique atteint son paroxysme lorsque s’impose magistralement la réalité d’une image originale qu’un individu exceptionnel parvient à extérioriser dans une extase génial
Branden William
Dec 02, 2012 Branden William rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down into the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd." (Second Manifesto of Surrealism, 1930) Regardless of any political controversy concerning the Manifesto of Surrealism (1929)-- ignoring the countless pros and cons argued among pseudo-surrealists, academic dabblers, and bourgeois journalists, regarding its validity-- it is obvious that, independent of this controversy and bad press ("The ...more
Feb 18, 2016 Yasemin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daha önce sadece ilk manifestoyu okumuştum. İkincisi de eklenmiş bu kitaba. 2. Manifesto tam olarak bir manifesto devamı olmamakla birlikte, gerçeküstücü olarak ilk manifestoyu kabul edenlerin sonradan farklı mercilerde söyledikleri ve gerçeküstücülüğe uymayan davranışlarının eleştirisi gibiydi.
Le Manifeste du surréalisme de 1924 est très intéressant pour comprendre l'origine du mouvement et de sa création.
Néanmoins, c'est un mouvement qui a connu aussi de nombreuses dissensions, ce qui se ressent dans le Manifeste du surréalisme de 1930 avec les critiques de Breton contre les artistes qui se sont positionnés en rupture.
Javier Sanjuan
Aug 03, 2014 Javier Sanjuan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro sobrecargado con múltiples ideas; la necesidad de entender los sueños; La búsqueda de un objetivo claro para la ciencia, que no la gaste en causas secundarias, en fin. Todo esto como forma de buscar un entendimiento de nuestra alma, que trate de mitigar las oscuras fuerzas que se debaten el interior de ésta.
Alex Kartelias
An inspiring piece of work. Taking Freud's theories and highlighting surrealist elements in works of painters and poets, Breton argues for the superiority of the irrational and the necessity of the marvelous. Because humanity won't ever be bored by their dreams, the overlapping of the conscious and unconscious in contemporary art, poetry and theater still makes surrealism relevant.
Sep 07, 2007 علی rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theories
بخش هایی از این کتاب سال ها پیش توسط رضا سید حسینی به فارسی ترجمه شده است.
تا چند روز پیش (سپتامبر 2007) نمی دانستم که این کتاب به تمامی توسط عبدالله کوثری ترجمه شده. در بین کتاب های تازه ای که به همت دوستی نازنین برایم رسیده، این ترجمه که چند سال پیش چاپ شده، برایم جالب بود. این سرگذشت سوررئالیسم از 1919 به بعد، به زبان یکی از بنیان گذاران این مکتب است و کار عبدالله کوثری در ترجمه ی اثر قابل ستایش است. خواندن سرگذشت نیم قرن جنبش سوررئالیسم و فراز و نشیب هایش از زبان آندره برتون و با ترجمه ی کوث
Mar 18, 2016 Ciel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, art
Read this for work and research purposes. Amazing antithesis to classical aesthetics *gets back to work*
the first one is brilliant

the second one refines this brilliance to some degree but is also intellectually bogged down by a lot of invective about people Breton got into fights with. less a refining than a defense of his initial ideas

"soluble fish" has a passing beauty to it but is impossible to finish

the third one dips into conspiracy theorist range

if breton's "manifestoes" proves anything above all else, it's that any idea, no matter how interesting, becomes incredibly uninteresting upon conta
Dave Cullen
Jun 01, 2009 Dave Cullen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. Doesn't hold up well in narrative.)

Also, oddly, I felt that the first fully-realized surrealist film came decades later, and was not generally seen as part of the movement, but in my opinion, that's what it was at heart: Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" This is what Dali and Bunel were shooting for, nev
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Rioli Ahyaminke
May 04, 2016 Rioli Ahyaminke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
První manifest (1924) úžasný životabudič, druhý jeho pravý opak, nestál mi za dočtení.
Dec 25, 2014 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sometimes painful to read but at times illuminating.
Dec 28, 2009 Outis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Wie bei (fast) jeder vorhergehenden Unilektüre, hab ich auch dieses Werk (noch) nicht ganz gelesen.
Es war ein wenig mühsam und entweder weicht mein Hirn langsam auf oder der Mensch drückt sich zu kompliziert aus. Vieles hab ich irgendwie nicht richtig erfassen können und somit nicht verstehen können. Für meine Hausarbeit werde ich aber meine Nase nochmal in das Buch stecken müssen. Aber erstmal gönn ich mir ein paar Tage Weihnachtsferien ohne Unikram :)
Jan 23, 2014 Lau rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting book on the origins of surrealism and the evolution of the movement. Breton being overly full of himself does get a bit annoying at times, though.
Dorian Neerdael
Ce livre est, à coup sûr, le livre le plus décevant que j'ai jamais lu.
André Breton y explique finalement fort peu la théorie du surréalisme, et la diversité de ses pratiques. Il se contente de formuler dans ses deux manifestes un ramassis de détails, de conflits de personne et de basses informations. Ceci sans compter les notes de bas de page, d'une longueur proprement interminable.
A Poet's Books
Dec 27, 2015 A Poet's Books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A necessary read for those interested in Surrealism. There is just as much clear and beautiful writing in this book as there are confusing paragraph long sentences. Brenton's mind is quite evidently a fascinating place. Worth sorting out what is relevant to today versus what mattered in precisely the years he wrote to/about.
Jun 10, 2008 Darren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whether Breton is to receive the largest thanks or not, due to a microcosm of zeitgeist, Surrealism has a name, a credo, edicts, catalogued respiration, and beautiful folly. May yachts grow complex, adulterous, arch, and silly personalities as we inaugurate the next 1,326 years in random order. Thanks!
Feb 14, 2013 Hobbes rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: montrouge, abandonn
Lu le premier manifeste uniquement. Intéressant, pas toujours tout compris (Breton a tendance à se répéter de manière plus ou moins claire à mon goût). Et on voit bien qu'il imagine des implications révolutionnaires au-delà de l'art comme ces crimes commis en "actes automatiques".
Matthew DeCostanza
the prose pieces are grating and often pointless but his essays and commentaries are interesting and mildly enlightening. plus, this edition is gorgeously printed in a newspaper-like style with artistic fonts and blotchy over-inked transition graphics that bring to mind iron embroidery.
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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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