Authors : André Breton & Philippe Soupault
Edition : Sea Urchin #3
Year : 2002
ISBN10 : 9075342128
ISBN13 : 9789075342123
Pages : 128
Size : 165 x 115 x 10 mm
Language : Dutch
Translation : Jan Pieter van der Sterre
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Les Champs Magnétiques was written long before any surrealist manifesto had been published, and is regarded as the birth of surrealism. The book is the first experiment with ‘écriture automatique’, a literary technique borrowed from spiritualism and free association in psychoanalysis. The result is an enchanting and evocative collection of prose and poetry, written in a trance in just one week by two young authors. According to Louis Aragon Breton and Soupault had grown into a “double-headed writer”. Magnetische velden is dedicated to the dandy Jacques Vaché, who committed suicide at early age with an overdose of opium.
This copy of the sold-out edition is mint and has been made available from the Sea Urchin archives.