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ANDRÉ BRETON: First Surrealist Manifesto, 1924.

André Breton (1896 – 1966) was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist. He is known as the founder of Surrealism, which he defined as a movement in the First Surrealist Manifesto in 1924. (“Le Manifeste du Surréalisme,” 1924. The following excerpts are quoted from: [easyazon_link identifier=”B01FIY4HTW” locale=”US” tag=”mainacademicsite-20″]Patrick Waldberg: Surrealism[/easyazon_link]. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971. pp. 66-75.) We are still living under the reign of logic, but the logical processes of our time apply only to the solution of problems of secondary interest. The absolute rationalism which remains in fashion allows for the consideration of only those facts narrowly relevant to our...