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André Breton Writing Styles in Mad Love

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Perspective

Part-autobiography and part-ars poetic and literary analysis, Mad Love is told from the first person perspective. The book relates the relationship that Andre Breton has with the artist Jacqueline Lamba, his second wife and the mother of his daughter Aube. As the book involves analysis of not just Breton's poetry but his imagination and his dreams and automatic writing, Mad Love gives a very intimate perspective into Breton. The book provides insight into the creative process that goes into his poetry as well as into the artwork of other surrealist artists, most notably the sculptor Giacometti.

The first person perspective of Mad Love coincide with Breton's theories of surrealism as being deeply personal and psychological. But Mad Love's exploration of cultural, artistic, and political theory also speak to surrealism's commitment beyond just the individual to an artistic movement that called for social transformation.

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