Number 17 (1988) André Breton

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Front Matter




Breton and Poetic Originality p. 28-35
Stamos Metzidakis



Reading Breton Today: "La Mort rose" p. 67-73
Ronnie Scharfman


Toward a New Definition of Automatism: L'Immaculée Conception p. 74-90
Jacqueline Chénieux-Gendron


Notes on Contributors

Back Matter

Cover Image


André Breton, Automatic Writing (L'Écriture automatique), 1938. Collage. Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection, Milan.

Responsible for no.17


  • Rudolph E. Kuenzli
  • Mary Ann Caws

Guest Editor for no.17

Anna Balakian

Editorial Board

  • Anna Balakian
  • Luigi Ballerini
  • Michel Beaujour
  • Manuel Grossman
  • Renée Riese Hubert
  • Edith Kern
  • Rosalind Krauss
  • Jeanine Plottel
  • Gregory Rabassa
  • Michael Riffaterre
  • Eric Sellin
  • Richard Sheppard

Editorial Consultants

  • Henri Béhar
  • Robert Motherwell
  • William Rubin
  • Michel Sanouillet

Assistant for no.17

Gail P. Zlatnik