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Preface for the Livre de Poche



Author André Breton
People cited Charles Fourier, Paul Valéry, Guillaume Apollinaire, Philippe Soupault


Typescripts (two versions) of a preface for the 1964 Livre de Poche edition of Nadja.

Texts in the literal sense and drafts: we have here two versions of a small text intended for the paperback reissue of Nadja. In 1964, Breton returned to a text that was more than thirty-five years old, and himself wrote a short biography, selecting the titles that seemed most important to him - those that mattered, perhaps not to him, but to new readers unknown to him. These are the two Manifestos, Les Vases communicants, Arcane 17 and Ode to Charles Fourier. And what about L’Amour fou, Monsieur Breton? [Atelier André Breton website, 2005]

Typescripts, 19 February 1964.
Preface for the publication of Nadja in paperback, 2 typed pages in-4° with numerous erasures and corrections in Breton's hand. [sale catalogue, 2003]

*This entry was translated from the French by Michael Richardson.

Creation date19-févr.-64
Bibliographical material

2 typed pages in-4° with numerous erasures and handwritten corrections

Date of publication 1964
Physical descriptionTs - corrections à l'encre

Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris : BRT 53

Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2128
Keywords, ,
CategoriesAndre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[AB's Manuscripts] Nadja
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