L'AMOUR FOU BY ANDRE BRETON (ILL. BY MAN RAY, BRASSAI, ET AL)
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Paris, Gallimard, 1968 (1937). Softcover. 1968 printing of the 1937 first edition. Condition: Near Fine with some toning to paper. 137 pages. Illustrated throughout in b/w with photos by Man Ray, Brassai, and others, making it a scarce edition. French text.
"L'Amour Fou (Crazy Love) has been acknowledged an undisputed classic of the surrealist movement since its first publication in France in 1937. Its adulation of love as both mystery and revelation places it in the most abiding of literary traditions. "There has never been any forbidden fruit. Only temptation is divine," writes André Breton, leader of the surrealists in Paris in the 1920s and '30s. L'Amour Fou is dedicated to defying "the widespread opinion that love wears out, like the diamond, in its own dust." Celebrating Breton's own love and lover, the book unveils the marvelous in everyday encounters and the hidden depths of ordinary things."