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What Freud did for dreams, André Breton (1896–1966) does for despair: in its distortions he finds the marvelous, and through the marvelous the redemptive force of imagination. Originally published in 1932 in France, Les Vases communicants is an effort to show how the discoveries and techniques of surrealism could lead to recovery from despondency. This English translation ...more
Paperback, 161 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by University of Nebraska Press (first published April 1st 1965)
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Colin
Jul 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Freud-Breton correspondence in the back!

Moral: decipher dreams so as to dream unciphered.
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Este libro requiere de un estado de ánimo especial por parte del lector.
Pues el surrealismo es casi la mitad de lo que se dice, y la que se entiende.
Muy educativo, de cualquier forma, y me recuerda el cuento de "el traje del rey".
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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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