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Manifestoes of Surrealism has ratings and 58 reviews. Manifestoes of Surrealism is a book by André Breton, describing the aims, meaning, and political . Manifestoes of Surrealism. Andre Breton. Translated by Richard Seaver and Helen R. Lane. Presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism. (file size: MB, MIME type: application/pdf). Expand view.

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It appeared to me,and still does — the manner in which the phrase about the man sliced in two maniffstoes to me bears witness to it — that the speed of thought is no greater than that of speech, and does not necessarily defy capture in language, nor even the flow of the pen. I was careful to relate, in surrealis analysis of the case of Robert Desnos, entitled: I had come to the conclusion that Rimbaud had not proceeded any differently.

Bertrand is surrealist in the past.

Oct 16, Minjeong Kang rated it really liked it. What reason, I ask, a reason so much greater than that other, confers the natural quality on dream, makes me welcome unreservedly a host of episodes whose strangeness would confound me as I write?

Manifestoes of Surrealism

Mar 19, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. That was not deceit on my part, but a delight in shocking them. Ultimately, it is not incompatible with a certain nobility of thought. In the course of various attempts at reducing to its basic principles, what by an abuse of confidence, is called genius, I have in the end found nothing that can be attributed manifestods any other process.

By definition, thought is strong, and incapable of catching itself in error. What is worth noting is that nothing allows us to presuppose a greater dissipation of the elements of which the dream is constituted.


As to his method, I credit it with as much worth as my own. You may recall how convincingly our old friend Nodier told us of his misfortune in being guillotined during adre Revolution; we were so convinced by it, we asked him how he had managed to set his head back on his neck again.

From toBreton was a member of the Communist party, but thereafter he opposed communism. This should be of no importance to you, however; to a large extent, this is what is most interesting and intriguing about the Surrealist game. I would plunge into it, convinced that I would find my way again, in a maze of lines which at first glance would seem to be going nowhere.

A simple game of chess which I am wholly disinterested in, Man, in whatever form, being a mediocre adversary.

André Breton

surrealis Within the bounds in which they operate or are thought to operatedreams, to all appearances, are continuous and show signs of order. It is not for me to favour these at the expense of others.

Who could convince him that this power of making a first draft will only do him a disservice if he chooses to establish more delicate relations? Surrealism does not allow those who devote themselves to it to forsake it whenever they like.

And I would like it understood that I am not accusing or condemning lack of originality as such. And while Giorgio de Chirico eschewed your labels, surreaoism my outsider opinion I’d now align myself as more an admirer of the short-lived Scuola Metafisica movement you never did improve upon his foundations for your aesthetic, as you seemed to intend. Constant is surrealist in politics. On the other hand, I must give credit where credit is due and say that he constantly and vigorously opposed any effort to retouch or correct, however slightly, any passage of this surrealizm which seemed to me unfortunate.


There are happy turns of phrase that I have thus become familiar with. This andrf recommended to all those who seek understanding of the Surrealist agenda.

But the faculties do not change radically. Thus the dream finds itself reduced to a mere parenthesis, as is the night.

Jul 27, Chris Feldman rated it it was amazing. Oct 26, Alex Obrigewitsch rated it it was amazing. Interest in life is indefensible Simplicity, what is going on inside me, is still tiresome to me! One thing remains certain: And ever since I have had a great desire to show forbearance to scientific musing, however unbecoming, in the final analysis, from every point of view.

It will glove your hand, burying within it the profound M with which the word Memory starts.

Manifesto of Surrealism

It will glove your hand, burying therein the profound M with which the word Memory begins. We absolutely ought to get to the bottom of this. If a bunch of grapes contains no two alike, why do you need me to describe this grape among others, among all others, to make a grape worth eating? I would like to grant it the key to this passage. Put your trust in the inexhaustible nature of the murmur.

Forget about your genius, your talents, and those of others. Is the dream any less restrictive or punitive than the rest?