Arcanum 17 by Andr Breton
(Sun & Moon Classics)

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poetry/prose, tr Zack Rogow, intro Anna Balakian

About Andr Breton

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Breton is the great French writer, the founder of Surrealism.
Published March 1, 2000 by Sun & Moon Press. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel. Fiction

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(One bond between Breton and Elisa, if we are to believe surrealist authority Anna Balakian's introduction, was that both had lost a child: he to divorce, she to drowning.) The theme of Arcanum 17, not stated directly until its final page, is the Utopian quest for ``light,'' which ``can only be k...

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Among the givens Breton calls on the carpet are logic, morality, time, death and most of all, masculine supremacy--``This crisis is so severe that I, myself, see only one solution: the time has come to value the ideas of woman at the expense of those of man, whose bankruptcy is coming to pass fai...

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