Andre Breton: Selections (Poets for the Millenium v. 1)

Andre Breton: Selections (Poets for the Millenium v. 1)

By: Andre Breton (author), Mark Polizzotti (editor), Mark Polizzotti (contributor)Paperback

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Founder of the Surrealist movement, Andre Breton has also come to be recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and influential poets. The inaugural volume in the Poets for the Millennium series, Andre Breton offers the most comprehensive selection available in English of Breton's poetry, along with a selection of his major prose writings. The translations, a number of which are published here for the first time, are by some of the most notable poets in our language, including David Antin, Paul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Michael Benedikt, Robert Duncan, David Gascoyne, and Charles Simic. This volume also includes an extensive biographical and thematic introduction by Mark Polizzotti, which sets the poems in the context of Breton's life and overall career.

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Mark Polizzotti is the author of Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton (1995), Lautreamont Nomad (1994), The New Life: Poems (1998), and S: a novel (1997). He has translated the work of Andre Breton, Rene Daumal, Jean Echenoz, and Marguerite Duras, among others.


Introduction: Phrases Knocking at the Window by Mark Polizzotti Key to Translators POEMS Merry Way Age Black Forest For Lafcadio Mister V The Mystery Corset from The Magnetic Fields Counterfeit Coin PSST No Way Out of Here In the Eyes of the Gods Choose Life Sunflower Angle of Sight from Soluble Fish Make it so daylight ... I Listen to Myself Still Talking The Writings Depart The Forest in the Axe No Grounds for Prosecution After the Giant Anteater Free Union Curtain Curtain Vigilance A Branch of Nettle Enters through the Window Lethal Relief In the lovely half-light of 1934 ... It was going on five in the morning ... Always for the first time ... Full Margin from Fata Morgana War Dreams Korwar Rano Raraku On the Road to San Romano (version 1) On the Road to San Romano (version 2) Le La Documents Subject The New Spirit The Disdainful Confession Three Dreams from Manifesto of Surrealism Burial Denied from Second Manifesto of Surrealism Simulation of General Paralysis Essayed The Automatic Message Chronology Acknowledgments Selected Bibliography

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  • publication date: 19/09/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780520239548
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780520239548
  • weight: 36
  • ISBN10: 0520239547

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