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Autograph letter signed to Andre Breton, 6 February 1918 (pen & ink on paper) (see also 2909401)

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CH2909400
Title
Autograph letter signed to Andre Breton, 6 February 1918 (pen & ink on paper) (see also 2909401)
Artist
Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918) / French
Location
Private Collection
Medium
pen and ink on paper
Date
1918 AD (C20th AD)
Description

"Monsieur André Breton étudiant en médecine au Val de Grâce Paris", du "S-lieut. G. Apollinaire Villa Molière, 57 Bd Montmorency Paris"). With pulmonary congestion, the poet was being treated at the Villa Molière where he had been trepanned in 1916. This letter is exceptional because Apollinaire evokes Freud. "Will you come and see me when you bring me the book on Freud's theories Allard told me that I know a lot these theories which I have sometimes written and incidentally I have heard much by strong aliéniste eloquent and strong man of letters from my friends: Jean Vinchon ". Apollinaire also regrets a missed meeting Breton and Aragon because of a visit of Italian Minister of War. "I get up now, but do not go out of my room." He asks an article in Breton that he will spend in a magazine and asked him to "ask the young Aragon if he would not like her to write (at its option) Breasts of Tiresias on. If he comes to me with you and if he agrees I talk to him about some essential points concerning this piece "," cordially Guillaume Apollinaire ". Apollinaire commença à correspondre avec André Breton, alors âgé de 19 ans, fin 1915, et celui-ci lui rendit visite à plusieurs reprises. Le jeune poète admirait profondément Apollinaire, dont les oeuvres lui semblaient une "splendide collection de météores". En 1918, Breton, encore étudiant en médecine avait côtoyé Babinski et Froment, qui lui dédicacèrent leur livre sur l'hystérie ; il ne pouvait qu'être à l'écoute des théories freudiennes à l'époque toutes nouvelles et il avait dû en entretenir Apollinaire, sans doute moins familier de ces sujets. Le poète montre ici encore son intérêt pour toutes les idées nouvelles de son époque. Il s'agit de la seule lettre connue d'Apollinaire à André Breton en main privée. This is the only known letter Apollinaire André Breton in private hands.

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Keywords
/ memorabilia / note / psychoanalysis / handwriting / surrealism / autograph / surrealist / correspondence / handwritten / poetry / poet / andre breton / signed / autographed / literature / signature / milieu / freud / Drawing / Mzdrawing

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