André Breton





André Breton


Born
in Tinchebray, France
February 19, 1896

Died
September 28, 1966

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Influences


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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Nadja

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3.62 avg rating — 6,014 ratings — published 1928 — 58 editions
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Manifestoes of Surrealism

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3.93 avg rating — 1,797 ratings — published 1924 — 27 editions
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Mad Love

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3.89 avg rating — 667 ratings — published 1937 — 21 editions
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Anthology of Black Humor

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3.89 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1940 — 11 editions
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Poems of  André Breton: A B...

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4.07 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Magnetic Fields

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3.77 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1968 — 9 editions
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The Automatic Message: The ...

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4.13 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Surrealism and Painting

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4.15 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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Communicating Vessels

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3.60 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1965 — 9 editions
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Arcanum 17

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3.56 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1945 — 7 editions
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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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