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". ...more

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3.59 avg rating — 7,948 ratings — published 1928 — 75 editions
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Manifestoes of Surrealism

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3.90 avg rating — 2,164 ratings — published 1924 — 39 editions
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Mad Love

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3.83 avg rating — 901 ratings — published 1937 — 29 editions
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Anthology of Black Humor

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3.81 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 1940 — 19 editions
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Poems of  André Breton: A B...

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4.13 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Magnetic Fields

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3.83 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 1920 — 14 editions
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Surrealist Manifesto

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The Automatic Message: The ...

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Surrealism and Painting

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4.07 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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Arcanum 17: With Apertures

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3.44 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1945 — 8 editions
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