André Breton (1896 - 1966), French poet and writer. Signed autograph letter to francis dumont. Antibes 13 March 1948; 1 page 1⁄4 in-4°. André Breton did not see from a very good oil the project of testimony on the surrealism that was submitted to him: "wrong to let me call to order by telegram. I would have answered you sooner if it hadn't cost me so much to disappoint you.
You can specify the few biographical elements that you miss about me in the introduction of the publisher to "surrealism and painting" (new york, brentano's). It will be easy for you to browse a copy of it in some bookstores of life. Everything was said here, under my control.Of course, I am delighted that you will be entrusted with the establishment of this gavroche page. As far as the letter gazette project is concerned, I find it very difficult to fulfil the role that you have assigned to me. "a quarter of a century.
This is the last commemoration I can take part in. I have no desire to measure myself on this occasion with the "ex-surrealists of the c." whom you think you must consult and whose testimony I recuse in advance. Do these gentlemen ever offer me the discussion?
Is it not perfectly understood that the very weapons they use against others as well as against me make derisory any public debate from which any loyalty on their part is ruled out by definition? On the other hand, I am tired, I must admit, of having to fix the prospects for surrealistic activity in the near future.I have explained myself enough about this in the interviews of literary, combat and by u. I hate to repeat myself and, more than that, to appear to plead for the viability of a cause which, from this point of view, has already proved its worth. It seems to me that you could, with much more profit, question young anarchists, such as sarane alexandrian g r. Borinod, xviii, claud tarnaud (9 dead end of the child jesus xv), alain jouffroy 10 av ducis (malmaison), jean-louis bedouin 24 qui du louvre 1., gaston puel 17 r. That would be lucky to bring something new.
And also, of course, henri pastoureau 26, r. Plants, xiv, stone mabille 34 r. Raynouard xvi, victor brauner (2bis, perrel, xiv). It is the confrontation of their points of view that can make it possible to discern the result of surrealism in avant t.
I assure you that it would be much less vain than to hope for a statement of picasso, for example, who has refused his whole life to statements of this kind and of which I would certainly not want to ask. You know, my dear friend, that I have the highest esteem and a great personal sympathy for you. I very much wish to be pleasant to you, but I must also be pleased with the steps you have taken to encourage me to do so.
As much as I would see interest in the gathering of probative and meaningful testimonies concerning surrealism, so much I tend to turn away from anything that can be thrown out in haste and without serious efforts of information, documentation and synthesis to the curiosity already so blazed of the public. " This item is in the category "books, bd, magazines\old books, collection". The seller is "cyril2472" and is located in this country: en. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.