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What is the connection between "madness" and "love," according to Breton?

Throughout Mad Love, Breton compares women with objects such as objects of art and objects of desire. Despite Breton's love for Lamba and for his daughter. Neither are mentioned by name. What do you think about the treatment of women in this book?

Surrealism was inspired by Sigmund Freud. Where do you see this influence in Mad Love?

Surrealism was inspired by Marxism. One of the famous moments in Surrealist history was the expulsions of several non-communists by Breton. There are several points in the book where Breton discusses Marxism. What role do you think Marxism plays in shaping Breton's analysis of love?

Mad Love is interspersed with images of photos and paintings. How do these images add to the argument Breton is making in Mad Love?

The surrealists were known for their automatic writing, which...

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