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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3.59 avg rating — 6,895 ratings — published 1928 — 64 editions
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Manifestoes of Surrealism

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3.92 avg rating — 1,952 ratings — published 1924 — 21 editions
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Mad Love

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3.85 avg rating — 783 ratings — published 1937 — 27 editions
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Anthology of Black Humor

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3.84 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 1940 — 16 editions
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Poems of  André Breton: A B...

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4.09 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Magnetic Fields

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3.82 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1920 — 12 editions
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The Automatic Message: The ...

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Surrealist Manifesto

3.83 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 1924 — 21 editions
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Surrealism and Painting

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4.10 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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Arcanum 17: With Apertures

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3.50 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1945 — 8 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.”
Andre Breton

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