Title: The Lost Steps. Translated by Mark ...
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
First US Printing. A Near Fine copy (discreet remainder mark) in a Fine dust jacket. Breton's first collection of essays documenting his passage through the Dada movement, his views on Modernism, and the emergence of Surrealism. The pieces were written between 1917 to 1923 and are here translated and presented for the first time in English. Subjects include Dadaism, Apollinaire, Max Ernst, de Chirico, Duchamp and other literary luminaries. Catalog Stout. Bookseller Inventory # 22681
Synopsis: The Lost Steps ( Les Pas perdus) is André Breton?s first collection of critical and polemical essays. Composed between 1917 and 1923, these pieces trace his evolution during the years when he was emerging as a central figure in French (and European) intellectual life. They chronicle his tumultuous passage through the Dada movement, proclaim his explosive views on Modernism and its heroes, and herald the emergence of Surrealism itself. Along the way, we are given Breton?s serious commentaries on his Modernist predecessors, Guillaume Apollinaire and Alfred Jarry, followed by his not-so-serious Dada manifestoes.
Also included are portraits of Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, and Breton?s mysterious friend Jacques Vaché, as well as a crisis-by-crisis account of his dealing with Dada?s leader, Tristan Tzara. Finally, Breton offers a first glimpse of Surrealism, the movement that was forever after identified with his name and that stands as a defining force in twentieth-century aesthetics.
About the Author: Mark Polizzotti, editorial director of David R. Godine, Publisher, is the author of Revolution of the Mind: The Life of André Breton. He is also the translator of Jean Echenoz?s Double Jeopardy (Nebraska 1994) and Cherokee (Nebraska 1994) and of André Breton?s Conversations: The Autobiography of Surrealism.
Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of French at Hunter College and at the City University of New York. Her most recent work is Robert Motherwell: What Art Holds. She is the translator of André Breton?s Mad Love (Nebraska 1987) and Communicating Vessels (Nebraska 1990).
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