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The Lost Steps

The Lost Steps( )
Author: Breton, André
Breton, André
Introduction by: Polizzotti, Mark
Translator: Polizzotti, Mark
Foreword by: Caws, Mary Ann
Series title:French Modernist Library
ISBN:978-0-8032-2814-6
Publication Date:Jan 2010
Publisher:University of Nebraska Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

Presents Andr#65533; Breton's first collection of critical and polemical essays. Composed between 1917 and 1923, these pieces trace his evolution during the years when he was emerging as a central figure in French (and European) intellectual life. They chronicle his tumultuous passage through the Dada movement, proclaim his explosive views on Modernism and its heroes, and herald the emergence of Surrealism itself.

Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Art / History / Modern (Late 19Th Century To 1945)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 8.1 x 0.44 Inches
Book Weight:0.44 Pounds
Author Biography
Breton, André (Author)
Andre Breton was born in Normandy, France on 19, 1896 and died on September 28, 1966. Breton was a poet, novelist, philosophical essayist, and art critic. He is considered to be the father of surrealism. From World War I to the 1940s, Breton was at the forefront of the numerous avant-garde activities that centered in Paris.

Breton's influence on the art and literature of the twentieth century has been enormous. Picasso, Derain, Magritte, Giacometti, Cocteau, Eluard, and Gracq are among the many whose work was affected by his thinking. From 1927 to 1933, Breton was a member of the Communist party, but thereafter he opposed communism.

His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism". He also wrote Nadja in 1928. Breton died in 1966 at 70 and was buried in the Cimetière des Batignolles in Paris.

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