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André Breton
André Breton
Breton in 1924
Born André Robert Breton
(1896-02-18)18 February 1896
Tinchebray, Orne, France
Died 28 September 1966(1966-09-28) (aged 70)
Paris, France
Occupation Writer
Period 20th century
Genre Histories, poetry, essays
Literary movement Surrealism
Notable works Surrealist Manifesto
Simone Kahn
(m. 1921; div. 1931)

Jacqueline Lamba
(m. 1934; div. 1943)

Elisa Breton
(m. 1945; his death 1966)
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André Robert Breton ( 18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet and anti-fascist. He is known best as the co-founder and principal theorist of Surrealism. His works include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".

He led a surrealist group with members like Salvador Dali and Max Ernest.

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