The Surrealist Manifesto

Title

The Surrealist Manifesto

Subject

The first Manifesto of Surrealist by Andre Breton

Description

This writen manifesto gave a light definition and goal to the philosophical idea of surrealism.

The manifesto tries to explain the need for surrealism and why it has become (again) a way of thinking.

Andre Breton wanted to give a purpose to the importance of bringing to light superstition and myth because they are as valuable in defining truths as science.


Creator

Written by :Andre Breton Translation from: Patrick Waldberg, book titled Surrealism, (New York: McGraw-Hil, 1971), pp. 66-75

Source

University of Alabama

College of Communications and Informations Sciences

Publisher

University of Alabama

Date

 First published in 1924, re-published five years later in 1929. Found online through the University of Alabama

Contributor

Crystol May, University of Alabama, GSA Library treasures

Format

htm

Language

original language: French
Translation: English

Type

Manifesto

Coverage

the Surrealist Cultural Movement

Original Format

English translation from the first Surrealist manifesto

Citation

Written by :Andre Breton Translation from: Patrick Waldberg, book titled Surrealism, (New York: McGraw-Hil, 1971), pp. 66-75, “The Surrealist Manifesto,” Surrealism in 20th Century Britain, accessed June 25, 2017, http://atimeline.omeka.net/items/show/1.