André Breton

Feb 18, 1896 - Sep 28, 1966

André Robert Breton was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the co-founder, leader, and principal theorist of surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".
Along with his role as leader of the surrealist movement he is the author of celebrated books such as Nadja and L'Amour fou. Those activities combined with his critical and theoretical work for writing and the plastic arts, made André Breton a major figure in twentieth-century French art and literature.
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“If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.”

André Breton
Feb 18, 1896 - Sep 28, 1966
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