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André Breton (1896–1966)

André Breton, one of the founders of Surrealism who studied to be a medical doctor and survived the First World War, became a writer and applied his knowledge of medicine and psychiatry to create innovative literature and art. He was born on February 18, 1896, in Tichebray, Normandy, France. He was the only child in the family of a government clerk... See full bio »


(age 70) in Paris, France

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 2016 Jours de France (verse: Vers & fragments)
 1997 Le bassin de J.W. (text "L'amour fou")
 1984 Flor de corazón (Short)
 1972 Fragments of an Alms-Film (text - as A. Breton)
 1966 Molinier (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1953 Alouette du parloir (Short) (poem)
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 1953 Alouette du parloir (Short)
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 1959 La belle saison est proche (Documentary short)
 1951 Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Documentary short)
 1930 Le coeur à barbe (Short)
Himself (poet, founder of Surrealism)
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 2011 Chez Frida Kahlo (TV Movie documentary)

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