Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton

The Surrealist Manifesto is a groundbreaking work that introduces and defines the surrealist movement in literature and art. The book, written by the founder of the movement, presents the idea that the rational mind represses the power of the imagination, weighting it down with taboos. It argues that the world of dreams and the unconscious should be embraced to enhance creativity, leading to more complete and fulfilling human experience. The book also criticizes traditional societal structures and norms, advocating for revolution and freedom of thought.

The 4804th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 81

Since this book was first published in 1924, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 81.0.

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