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The hermit crab speaks!

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Nadja (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Nadja (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"an impassioned but one-sided account of a surrealised, tragic affair."
Paris Peasant
Paris Peasant
"the parks and arcades of '20s paris alchemically transfigured under aragon's unsentimental yet touchingly affectionate gaze."
The Automatic Message (Atlas Anti-classics)
The Automatic Message (Atlas Anti-classics)
"the hermit crab speaks! early surrealist prose poetry and automatic writing by breton, eluard and soupault.  includes the seminal texts 'the magnetic fields' and 'the immaculate conception'."
Love, Poetry (Translation Series)
Love, Poetry (Translation Series)
"an early (twenties) work by perhaps the most celebrated 'pure poet' of the movement."
An Unspeakable Betrayal: Selected Writings of Luis Bunuel
An Unspeakable Betrayal: Selected Writings of Luis Bunuel
"records of dreams, scripts, prose and poetry, autobiographical segments, and even movie criticism (bunuel digs buster keaton!) from the pen of one half-deranged spaniard."
Surrealism (World of Art)
Surrealism (World of Art)
"duchamp, magritte, man ray, tanguy and all the rest.  as well as a potted history of the movement, it contains articles drawn from la revolution surrealiste and other sources."
Essential Poems and Writings of Robert Desnos
Essential Poems and Writings of Robert Desnos
"less renowned but a personal favourite of mine, and one of the greatest love poets of all time.  breton describes his manner of composition as 'oracular'.  spellbinding, and exceedingly strange."
The Book of Masks: French Symbolist and Decadent Writing of the 1890s
The Book of Masks: French Symbolist and Decadent Writing of the 1890s
"another hit from the heroic atlas press... brief character sketches and excerpts from the works of symbolist and avant garde writers, the magic seeds from which surrealism grew."
French Symbolist Poetry (CAL 21)
French Symbolist Poetry (CAL 21)
"a dual text edition with originals, and nice translations, of works by nerval, mallarme, rimbaud, valery and baudelaire amongst others."
Illuminations (New Directions Paperbook, No. 56)
Illuminations (New Directions Paperbook, No. 56)
"these inexplicably bewitching prose poems form the apotheosis of rimbaud's "alchemie du verbe".  a mystical, almost impregnable work to which i am yet drawn to return, time and time again."
The Poet Assassinated
The Poet Assassinated
"remembered more for his part in introducing the founding fathers of surrealism to one another, apollinaire is a fascinating writer in his own right.  this is his rather odd idea of an 'autobiography'."
The Monk: A Romance (Penguin Classics)
The Monk: A Romance (Penguin Classics)
"cited as an influence by many of the surrealists, it's also a fine (and in its time scandalous) tale of some shady goings on in a monastery, with picaresque detours like the tale of the bleeding nun."
Aurelia and Other Writings
Aurelia and Other Writings
Manifestoes of Surrealism (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
Manifestoes of Surrealism (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
Une Semaine De Bonté: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
Une Semaine De Bonté: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
Hebdomeros: With "Monsieur Dudron's Adventure" and Other Metaphysical Writings
Hebdomeros: With "Monsieur Dudron's Adventure" and Other Metaphysical Writings
Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton
Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton