Talk:André Breton

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Birth Date[edit]

Perhaps someone can shed some light on this matter. some sources say that he was born on february the 19th, while some others say it was the 18th... both dates are used in different versions of the wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.177.114.155 (talk) 23:42, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Marguerite Bonnet « Chronologie », in « André Breton : œuvres complètes », tome 1, éditions Gallimard, 1988, page XXVIII :
"Le jour exact de la naissance d'André Breton pose un problème. Dans les esquisses biographiques établies par Gérard Legrand, Sarane Alexandrian, Philippe Audouin, Jean-Louis Bédouin - [...] des essayistes qui ont bien connu Breton - , Breton naît le 18 février 1896 à 22h30. C'est de ce même 18 février que part l'horoscope qu'il a établi pour lui-même à une date inconnue. [...]
Mais l'acte de naissance de Breton porte : 19 février 1896, à 22 heures. Et si, dans Mont de piété le poème « Âge », achevé le 10 février 1916, reçoit la date du 19 février, c'est, d'après son auteur lui-même, afin qu'il coïncide avec son vingtième anniversaire. En outre, une carte postale de Tinchebray adressée à Paul Éluard le 5 août 1931 [...] contient ce seul texte : "19 février 1896, 22h30 / 5 août 1931, 16h35 A.B." [...]
[Breton] écrivait en 1924 dans le Manifeste du surréalisme qu'il était né sous le signe des Poissons auquel correspond bien le 19 février, alors que le 18 février, 22h30, se situe encore dans le Verseau [...]".
J'ai corrigé TOUS les sites où la date était erronée. -- Arcane17 (talk) 14:23, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Vache[edit]

The article on Vache merely states that he died of an opiate overdose, but in no way implies suicide. There is a book about Vache, Cravan and others called "Four Dada Suicides" that may have lead to this belief. Either way, some clarification on whether his death was intentional or accidental would probably be of merit. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Vach%C3%A9

manifestoes[edit]

There were two surrealist manifestoes in addition to the Prolegomena to a Third Surrealist Manifesto or Not. This should be revised to make this clear. --Daniel C. Boyer

Added[edit]

Added mention of "pure psychic automatism". --Daniel C. Boyer

Added further detail on birthplace. --Daniel C. Boyer

Personality[edit]

No mention of his famous personality? Hyacinth 16:48, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, i came here too looking for the same after reading about how many surrealist artists got tired of painting after several discussions with Breton. Aparently he was an annoying personality.

I remember reading a good deal about his tenuous relationships with artists - kicking people out of the movement on a whim and interrupting performances of Cocteau's plays.

Not enough[edit]

There's a lot about his politics and who he met, all very interesting, but what about some discussion of his work? Totnesmartin 13:09, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Examples of work?[edit]

This page needs some sample paintings by Breton. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thethirdmoose (talkcontribs) 05:07, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

he was a writer not a painter —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petchboo (talkcontribs) 19:48, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Titles[edit]

The caps lock within the titles of his work seems a little bit odd? (Soap Bar II (talk) 01:55, 22 November 2007 (UTC))

french copy/paste job

Pronunciation[edit]

Could someone with expertise in pronunciation correct that of his name in the first paragraph? Thanks.

--UnicornTapestry (talk) 16:45, 28 March 2009 (UTC)