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Originally published in France in 1934, Break of Day is Andre Breton's second collection of critical and polemical essays, following The Lost Steps (Nebraska 1996). In fewer than two hundred pages, it captures the first full decade of the surrealist movement. The collection opens with an essay composed in 1924 that examines key elements of surrealism and concludes with Breton's harsh revaluation in 1933 of automatic writing. Among the other essays in the volume are "Burial Denied" and "In Self-Defense," two pieces that, in ...

Break of Day 2008, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803220843

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Break of Day 1999, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803212596