Top positive review
Truly fascinating work
on 20 April 2017
Genuinely fascinating book. One does not have to love it to find it constantly thought-provoking. But I would suggest that one read Breton's narrative first, avoiding any introduction or commentary. Why? Well, the account of the real individuals behind Breton's novel contains too many 'spoilers'. Save it for after.
I have recently come across a splendid book by George Melly - Paris and the Surrealists - which contains really good commentary on the 3 important novels - including this one - by the Surrealists (Breton: Nadja and Mad Love; Aragon: Paris Peasant)