André Breton | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Edgar C. Knowlton, Jr.

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Critical Essay by Edgar C. Knowlton, Jr.

SOURCE: "Breton's 'Rano Raraku,'" in The Explicator, Vol. 40, No. 4, Summer, 1982, pp. 50-2.

Knowlton is an American critic, translator, and educator. In this essay he stresses the importance of reading the poems in Xénophiles within their original context—as part of a catalog published for an exhibit of Oceanic art objects, and related directly to the objects and myths they describe. Within this context the critic interprets "Rano Raraku" as a statement against war.

      rano raraku

Que c'est beau le monde
La Grèce n'a jamais existé
Ils ne passeront pas
Mon cheval trouve son picotin dans le cratère
Des hommes-oiseaux des nageurs courbes
Vol&#x...

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