"This book is of tremendous importance for an understanding of modernism, and makes clear that Breton is a central figure of the twentieth century."-San Francisco Chronicle. What Freud did for dreams, Andri Breton (1896-1966) does for despair: in its distortions he finds the marvelous, and through the marvelous the redemptive force of imagination. Originally published in 1932 in France, Les Vases communicants is an effort to show how the discoveries and techniques of surrealism could lead to recovery from despondency. This ...

Communicating Vessels 1997, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803261358

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Communicating Vessels 1990, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803212183