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Complete summary of André Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Manifesto of Surrealism. Andre Breton discusses the meaning, aims, and political position of the Surrealist movement. Manifestoes of Surrealism has ratings and 58 reviews. Manifestoes of Surrealism is a book by André Breton, describing the aims, meaning, and political .

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Put your name on the list, on the eve of election, in the first country which considers it worthwhile proceeding with such public consultations. Quotes from Manifestoes of Su Such is the belief in life, in the most precarious aspects of life, by which is meant real life, that in the end belief is lost. It aims to free the imagination from the mechanisms of psychic and social repression. If such and such a sentence of mine turns out to be somewhat disappointing, at least momentarily, I place my trust in the following sentence to redeem its sins; I carefully refrain from starting it over again or polishing it.

I would like to sleep, in order to surrender myself to the dreamers, the way I surrender myself to those who read me with eyes wide open; in order to stop imposing, in this realm, the conscious rhythm of my thought. I prefer one to be silent, when one ceases to feel. Man proposes and disposes. It was not deceit on my part, but my love of shocking the reader.


The vast difference in importance, in weight, that the ordinary observer grants to events while awake and asleep, has always astonished me. Man, that inveterate dreamer, daily more discontent with his destiny, has trouble assessing the objects he has been led to use, objects that his nonchalance has brought his way, or that he has earned through his own efforts, almost always through his own efforts, for he has agreed to work, at least he has not refused to try his luck or what he calls his luck!

Dec 10, Owl rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the only means it has to turn the ideal quantity of events it is charged with to its own advantage. It would be to take a great deal on oneself to wish to establish oneself in those remote regions where everything at first appears so troublesome, all the more so if you wish to lead someone else there.

Second Manifesto of Surrealism That madness or another…. Does it not fall to us, who are already living, to try to make that which we propose for our much wider field of enquiry, surreakism Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. An extreme temptation, she. This is because most manifetso the examples which these literatures could have furnished me with are tainted by puerility, for the simple reason that they are addressed to children.

It seems to me that every act is its own justification, at least for the person who has been capable of committing it, that it is endowed with a radiant power which the slightest gloss is certain to diminish.


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André Breton

Put yourself in as passive, or receptive, a state of mind as you can. In the stream there is a song that flows or: We do so by thinking through the universal, through the concept.

Francis Picabia comes to pay us a call, and last week, in the hall of mirrors, we received a certain Marcel Duchamp whom we had not hitherto known. Surrealisn Position of Surrealism extracts.

Incapable of failure, he will play on the velvet of all failures. In those days, a man, at least as boring as I, Pierre Reverdy, wrote: I took swift note of it, and prepared to move on, when its organic nature struck me.

Breton, Andre (–) – First Manifesto of Surrealism

The mind then proves to itself, fragmentarily surrezlism course, but at least by itselfthat ‘everything above is like everything below’ and everything inside is like everything outside. Today, June 8,about one o’clock, the voice whispered to me: Men and circumstances commonly modify the ideal train of circumstances, so that it appears imperfect, and their consequences are equally imperfect. The sentences I cited provide amply for this.

If a bunch of grapes contains no two alike, why do you need me to describe this grape among others, among manifest others, to make a grape worth eating? But the image eluded me.