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Nadja Themes

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Themes

Surrealism

Andre Breton, the author of Nadja, is an acclaimed writer and pioneer of the surrealist movement. Therefore, his style of writing in Nadja emphasizes the primary characteristics of surrealism, primarily the use of abstract metaphors and unexpected juxtapositions. His story is a complex commentary on his relationship with Nadja, as well as his examinations of reality and memory. The primary goal of the novel is not to offer conclusions so much as suggestions of what different events mean to Breton. He offers connections between seemingly random occurrences in his search for meaning in this life. For Breton, surrealism is a revolutionary movement, and to this end he despises ordinary facets that make up most people's life, including mainstream employment. Breton focuses more on the inspiration or intent behind any give piece of work or art, rather than the finished product. He feels that the intent shows more about...

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