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. Bookseller Inventory #
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).
Title: The Lost Steps. Translated by Mark ...
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
Book Description Univ of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cloth Over Boards. Condition: Very Good - Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. Unused clean tight copy bound in grey cloth over dull mauve boards with silver title on spine, and light red "R" stamped on bottom page edges. Breton's first collection of critical and polemic essays, composed between 1917 and 1923. They chronicle his passage through Dadaism, expound his views on Modernism, and the emergence of Surrealism. Includes portraits of Duchamp, Picabia, and Jacques Vache. Originally published in 1924, this is the first University of Nebraska edition. 133 pages include sources and acknowledgments. Seller Inventory # 0803212429-B
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: DJ. First Edition. 0803212429 Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. FINE- hardcover book in FINE dust-jacket. Remainder marked, otherwise, "As New, Unread". Not price-clipped. Not a book club edition. Not an ex-library copy. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Seller Inventory # SKU1028967
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" A fine copy in a fine jacket. Essentially 'as new'. Seller Inventory # 00547012
Book Description Univ of Nebraska Press, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Hardcover 1st Ed in dust jacket BRAND NEW, remainder mark bottom page edge, bright tight new copy; 8vo; xxiv + 133pp. Seller Inventory # 16041
Book Description Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1997)., 1997. Octavo, maroon boards backed in charcoal grey cloth, pp. xxi, 133. Fine in dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 14369
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0803212429-2-4
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0803212429
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020803212429