This book is a translation of the first volume of Oui- a collection of texts compiled and edited by Salvador Dali's great chronicler, colleague and friend, Robert Descharnes. Arranged chronologically, these diverse (polymorphously perverse) texts cover the period of Dali's creative life, from his student days to his early associations with the Surrealist movement. They offer a microcosmic view of the "cosmic" life and art, creation and creative process, mind and body of Salvador Dali. "Why do rotting donkeys have the head of a hollowed-out night nightingale? How is it there are are rotting nightingales with the head of a donkey?"