Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws
Mary Ann Caws and Jean-Pierre Cauvin
Poems of André Breton: A Bilingual Anthology
(Black Widow Press, 2006; revised edition)
This revised edition (with additional poems) is the single most comprehensive critical edition of Breton's poems available in English. Other editions may claim to be “comprehensive,” but none come close to the range of poems presented in this edition. Surrealist scholar Jean-Pierre Cauvin and Breton scholar Mary Ann Caws translate and edit this title with critical introductions, prefaces, commentary, bibliography, and notes. This title has remained elusive and expensive in the used market, as students and scholars have snapped up the few copies ever available through any book search. Like him or hate him, few have had as important an impact on twentieth-century artistic thought and culture as Breton and his Surrealist movement. Mary Ann Caws is a distinguished professor of comparative literature, English, and French at The Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: DEC 31, 2006