Andre Breton (1896-1966), the founder and principal theorist of the Surrealist movement, is one of the major literary figures of our century. His best known works in English translation include Nadja, Mad Love, The Manifestoes of Surrealism, The Magnetic Fields (with Philippe Soupault), and Earthlight.
Anthology of Black Humor|
This is the first publication in English of the anthology that contains Breton's definitive statement on l'humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism, and his provocative assessments of the writers he most admired. While some of the...
"I have wanted to show above all what precautions and what ruses desire takes, in search of its object and evading it." – Andre Breton
Originally published in France in 1928, Nadja is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life.