Surrealism in the words of Duchamp
I have chosen to include the words of Duchamp here because I believe that they reveal a truth about both surrealism and the works that are classified as such. There isn't a book we read in this class that didn't have something to do with the mind, and Duchamp makes surrealism a dream in itself, though it deals with that dream-like state. As a whole, all of these books deal with identity and how it is defined. It is important to have something that connects all of the pieces together as Duchamp's words do here.
"Surrealism. For me it was the most beautiful dream that embodies the pinnacle of youth." -- Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp, “A Quotation,” Surrealism in 20th Century Britain, accessed April 19, 2021, https://atimeline.omeka.net/items/show/19.