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André Breton

Author (18-Feb-1896 — 28-Sep-1966)


Anna Balakian. Andre Breton: Magus of Surrealism. Oxford University Press. 1971. 289pp.

Clifford Browder. Andre Breton: Arbiter of Surrealism. Geneva, Switzerland: Librarie Droz. 1967. 214pp.

Mary Ann Caws. Surrealism and the Literary Imagination: A Study of Breton and Bachelard. The Hague: Mouton & Co.. 1966.

Mary Ann Caws. Andre Breton. New York: Twayne. 1971. 133pp. Also a second edition in 1996.

Suzanne Guerlac. Literary Polemics: Bataille, Sartre, Valery, Breton. Stanford University Press. 2000. 320pp.

Gérard Legrand. André Breton et son temps. Paris, France: Le Soleil Noir. 1976. 220pp.

J. H. Matthews. Andre Breton. New York: Columbia University Press. 1967. 48pp.

J. H. Matthews. Andre Breton: Sketch for an Early Portrait. John Benjamins Publishing. 1986. 176pp.

Mark Polizzotti. Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1995. 754pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.100)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.95)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.204)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.33)

  9. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.117)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.134)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.70)

  12. International Who's Who 1960 (p.116)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.87)

  14. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.97)

  15. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.46)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.72)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.32)

  18. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.85)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.28)

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