Mad Love

Mad Love Mad Love has been acknowledged an undisputed classic of the surrealist movement since its first publication in France in Its adulation of love as both mystery and revelation places it in the most

  • Title: Mad Love
  • Author: André Breton Mary Ann Caws
  • ISBN: 9780803260726
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mad Love has been acknowledged an undisputed classic of the surrealist movement since its first publication in France in 1937 Its adulation of love as both mystery and revelation places it in the most abiding of literary traditions, but its stormy history and technical difficulty have prevented it from being translated into English until now There has never been any forMad Love has been acknowledged an undisputed classic of the surrealist movement since its first publication in France in 1937 Its adulation of love as both mystery and revelation places it in the most abiding of literary traditions, but its stormy history and technical difficulty have prevented it from being translated into English until now There has never been any forbidden fruit Only temptation is divine, writes Andr Breton, leader of the surrealists in Paris in the 1920s and 30s Mad Love is dedicated to defying the widespread opinion that love wears out, like the diamond, in its own dust Celebrating breton s own love and lover, the book unveils the marvelous in everyday encounters and the hidden depths of ordinary things.

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    1. "Ainda hoje, apenas espero colher os frutos da minha disponibilidade, desta minha sede de ir ao encontro de tudo que, estou certo, me mantém em misteriosa comunicação com os outros seres disponíveis, como se algo houvesse que nos impelisse a uma súbita união. Gostaria que a minha vida não deixasse atrás de si outra coisa que não fosse o simples murmúrio de uma canção de quem está de atalaia, uma canção para enganar o tempo de espera. Independentemente do que possa ou não acontece [...]

    2. I've not read much of Andre Breton (Nadja, some excerpts from his Surrealist Manifesto and now L'amour fou), but I have to say this is where it's at. While the Manifesto and Nadja both contain some fine ideas and poetic writing, this is the apex of Breton's literary works (at least those that I've read thus far) and is probably his best-known work today. Some consider L'amour fou to be the final part of a trilogy, starting with Nadja and continuing with The Communicating Vessels. And Breton hims [...]

    3. El amor loco es aquel que, a pesar de:*Saber que todo está en su contra desde el principio.*Saber que saldrás lastimado o hay una alta probabilidad de ello.*Saber que no tiene sentido ese sentimiento.Te dejas llevar por el amor, lo dejas crecer y al final no te importa si pierdes o ganas, solo te importa lo que viviste.

    4. This is an important book for the Surrealist Movement. It is a strange amalgam of prose, philosophy, psychology, and poetry. I found this to be a difficult book to parse out what he was getting at in a few places. In others, the poetry is really gorgeous but that would probably depend on the translator as much as anything else. The last 10 pages of the book were really lovely. I read the book over the course of a week while commuting on the bus and it inspired a short story and definitely began [...]

    5. "I want you to be madly loved" that is what i got out of this book, breton's best, right next to the immaculate conception(sic) one i want you to be madly loved, is such an ending, the book, is surrealism, if you want automatic writing without reading the last 60 pages of ulysses, this is the book to read, and most people will not get it, becuase it is so out there, but there are instance, there are glimpes when i know what he is talking about, isn't this what surrealism was about, connecting wi [...]

    6. I sit stooped over the pine as a wandering monastic, my pen carving furious and indelible currents into the crux of the sheath of paper that rests between the side of my curled palm and the wood. A warmth behind me as I am bathed in the glow of incandescence and the warmth of He enclosing my hand within his, the whole of the back of my hand encapsulated in the hard putty consistency of his form. Later, we will recall this synchrony of figures in the shuddering moment of respite when I know no lo [...]

    7. "The house where I live, my life, what I write: I dream that all that might appear from far off like these cubes of rock salt look close up." One small quibble though: the Cézanne painting toward the end of the book is wrongly titled. Breton confuses The House of the Hanged Man at Auvers which can be seen here with another Cézanne painting from the same period, The Abandoned House. An editor should have pointed this out, that Breton mixes up paintings and ascribes to one the context of the oth [...]

    8. I read this in college and picked it up recently to reconnect with my surrealist side for a new project. It was stranger than I remember, if such a thing is possible. A book that connected more, in some ways, with my 20 year-old self than the withered husk that leans over the keyboard now. But the end of the book was much more powerful the second time around, because Breton writes as a father to his daughter. I vaguely remember reading that section in the golden haze of youth and wondering what [...]

    9. If you've ever had the experience of "mad love," you cannot not read this book.At the same time, it combines poetry and philosophy and grasps the critical idea that "[there] never has been any forbidden fruit. Only temptation is divine" (p 93). Proustian in its emphasis on anticipation, this passage really suggests those moments when we are most alive, suddenly aware of all possibilities and the need of absolute focus.

    10. Por momentos parece que nada en el discurso de Breton está conectado, pero justo al llegar al final de cada capítulo sale con alguna genialidad que aclara todo. "¿Pero cómo protegerse [del tiempo]? ¿Quién nos enseñará a depurar la alegría del recuerdo?" "Hacia todo y contra todo, habría yo mantenido que este siempre es la gran llave. Lo que he amado, lo haya retenido o no, lo amaré siempre"

    11. I did not feel pleasure reading this but instead did so merely to extract the ideas contained within. I wonder if the translation made it such a chore?

    12. from Mad LoveBut it is completely apart from these accidental configurations that I am led to compose a eulogy to crystal. There could be no higher artistic teaching than that of the crystal. The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. Please understand that this affirmation is constantly and cat [...]

    13. New review:What is this shit? It's sad that the new-school, PC, anti-lecture, bitch leftist motherf---ers who are slowly taking over college English departments lowered my standards so much that I was willing to shell out three stars for this tripe. One star for you, Breton, and consider yourself blessed.[/rant:]------Old review (written right after I read the book):Infuriatingly difficult to read -- I was rocking seven minutes a page for most of this baby. Brilliant at times, beautifully writte [...]

    14. Both an exortation on love, and a celebration on the kind of mad love that one would expect from the title, as well as a thought, on love itself, on the nature of thought, on the existence of life and on the necessity of poetry, this book is something particularly wonderful and confounding.The confounding has to do with the surrealist poetry aspect. While this is the kind of surrealism that is grounded in reality and becomes a kind of a super reality (rather than the nonsense of ignorant people [...]

    15. This is a beautiful book and a prime example of surrealist literature. What I mean is that you will read 100 pages and pick out what could be understood in 10. This is not a bad thing, but also not for most people. Definitely not an easy read in the sense of flow.The great thing about this book is that in those 10 pages of understanding are some of the most brilliant insights. I'm still getting used to surrealist literature and this one is not for beginners (in my opinion). Start with Nadja if y [...]

    16. Um texto do autor surrealista André Breton, publicado em 1937. Um ensaio sobre o amor, com sentido autobiográfico e com inserção de fotografias. O fio condutor através das narrativas de lembranças, sonhos, devaneios e reflexões é o Amor. Breton versa a dicotomia entre o amor espiritual e o amor carnal, que se podem unir no "amour fou".O último capítulo do texto é uma carta dedicada à filha, ainda criança nessa altura, em que Breton diz "Je vous souhaite d'être follement aimée." (D [...]

    17. I'm not particularly well-read when it comes to surrealist prose poetry, so I didn't know how to approach this work. Some of the stuff I understood was beautiful (I'm talking to you, passage about the mask and the wooden spoon), and some of the stuff I understood was a little too abstract for me. There were some passages I wanted to understand, and other passages that I didn't care to understand. I found the first 60 pages to have my favorite passages.

    18. Bravo Breton! Lucid though wordy and long-winded. Still a near indescribable dream of what love could or should be. Written communicatively with lovely painterly flourishes of language and timely abstractions. And, "Mad Love", what a title! What a concept!

    19. I had so much expectation in this book and finally it wasn't as wonderful as I expected, is pretty flamboyant the way how is wrote, maybe I have to give another chance to my mate Breton reading Nadja, let see if my opinion change next time.

    20. Mad love surrounds its reader in thick description demanding concentration on object and potential significance. Ultimately proving that perception stems directly from desire, the essay-style text cunningly presents "you see what you want to see."

    21. I bought this at Myopic after Think Galactic book group one night, while browsing with Mat Defiler. I like the surrealists (as I know Mat does) but due to the theme of this; though I was excited about reading it, I've been kind of saving it for February if I have time to read it then.

    22. This one was confusing, I finished it while on the bus and it kind of made me want to cry, but i had to hold it in because i was on the bus, it was weird.

    23. This book is haunting and something that will forever be one of my favorite novels of absolute beautiful prose. Breton is staggeringly gifted as a writer and philosopher.

    24. a surrealist roller coaster strewn with delightful poetical vignettes and a moving personal letter to cap it off

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