Episode 1: Before the Beginning

In our first episode, we examine a few instances in André Breton’s early adulthood that would be formative in later concepts behind Surrealism.

Jacques Vaché in military uniform, date unknown.

Written and produced by Josh Rose. Music is “Kendho” by Chill Carrier.

Sources and Further Reading:

Breton, André. Conversations: The Autobiography of Surrealism. Paragon House, 1993.

Breton, Andre. What Is Surrealism?: Selected Writings. Edited by Franklin Rosemont. Translated by Samuel Beckett, David Gascoyne, Stephen Schwartz, John Simmons, Bravig Imbs, Guy Ducornet, John Ashberry, and Ralph Manheim. New York; London: Pathfinder Press, 1978.

Polizzotti, Mark. Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton. Da Capo Press, 1997.

Rosemont, Franklin, and Jacques Vaché. Jacques Vaché and the Roots of Surrealism: Including Vache’s War Letters and Other Writings. Charles H Kerr, 2007.

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