The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian
The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian
Translated by David Coulter
Preface by Benjamin Péret


Benjamin Péret

Benjamin Péret (1899–1959) was a Surrealist's Surrealist, audaciously baroque and incessantly irreverent, a founding member of the Surrealist movement and its only member besides André Breton to remain a Surrealist to the end. He was Salvador Dalí’s favorite poet, an inspiration to Luis Buñuel, and a major influence on Octavio Paz. Péret fought in the Spanish Civil War as a member of the Durutti Column, but also fought every literary current he came up against in his lifetime. He was a fierce antinationalist, a true revolutionary, and a lifelong insulter of priests.

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The Big Game
Le grand jeu
Benjamin Péret
The first full length translation into English of Peret's Le Grand Jeu (The Big Game, first published in 1928). Benjamin Peret (1899-1959) was one of the founders of Surrealism (with Andre Breton and Louis Aragon). The Big Game was Peret's best known work of the time and is still in print in France 80 years later.