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Interview with Pierre Reverdy and Francis Ponge




Designed by André Parinaud
Contributions by Francis Ponge, André Breton, Pierre Reverdy


Interview with André Parinaud, Pierre Reverdy, and Francis Ponge, broadcast on the radio on 19 October 1952 and then published in the journal Arts on 24 October.

Autograph manuscript, undated [1952].
- 1 page 1/2 in-4° handwritten in ink by Breton concerning Pierre Reverdy: 

"I can't see that poetry is held in much in regard today, and I know Pierre Reverdy well enough not to think that he is speaking euphemistically and that he is laughing inside – out of pity... There is still no way, nor can there be, that poetry can be included among the various modes of literary activity. It is of a fundamentally different essence: “Alchemy of the Word” seems to me that the best way of expressing it. And it is completely abusive that some people have attributed a specific social agenda to Rimbaud in poems such as ‘Paris se repeuple’ (Paris is repopulated).” [Sale Catalogue, 2003]



André Breton (Édition de Marguerite Bonnet avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier, Marie-Claire Dumas, Étienne-Alain Hubert et José Pierre), « Entretien avec Pierre Reverdy et Francis Ponge », Alentours II, Œuvres complètes, tome III, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 1999, p. 1076-1080, notice p. 1459

Creation datesd [1952]
Bibliographical material

MS - ink

Date of publication 19/10/1952

Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris : BRT 110

Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2348
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CategoriesManuscripts, Andre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[Revue] Arts
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