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Erotic Manuscript



Author André Breton


Autograph manuscript from André Breton, undated.

When was it composed, this manuscript that contains the sketch of an erotic narrative? According to the Inquiry on Sexuality (1929), without a doubt, the liberating power of the discussions which had taken place then, serves as a marker. Whatever the biographic anecdote at the start of a text, literally tortured by what is termed as “regrets” in the publishing world—namely, revisions and additions— testifies to the scrupulous work of the stylist.

Autograph manuscript, undated. 1 page 1/4 in-12, autograph manuscript with ink with numerous erasures and corrections by Breton, of this erotic text:

“Only then one languidly approaches that bed and climbs upon it, giving every latitude to the wide open rosy anemone, to marvel at what we know of its shrine of virgin gold curls... And then to lay down with the understanding – and I hope the pride of an unbound temptation, one knows to be during those 5 to 10 minutes, next to the one he turns, comes to the union of one spirit and flesh, as well as in the presence and in the absence of his love, by the grace and the virtue of a veil of azure…"

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1 page 1/4 in-12

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