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Manuscript by André Breton of an article published in Combat on 25 May 1950 under the title ‘Protest’ and dealing with the publisher Jean-Jacques Pauvert’s fight with the censors.

Hand-written manuscript, [May] 1950.
- 1/2 page in-4° handwritten in black ink by Breton and dated, relating to Sade:
‘As if it were mysteriously to compensate for the incredible severity of the fate he experienced during his lifetime, Sade’s posthumous good fortune is not only distantly to attract interpreters who are most worthy of him, but also to do so on this supremely thunderstruck ground that is his work…’
Erasures and corrections. [sale catalogue, 2003].


*This entry was translated from the French by Michael Richardson.


André Breton (Édition de Marguerite Bonnet avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier, Marie-Claire Dumas, Étienne-Alain Hubert et José Pierre), Alentours II, Œuvres complètes, tome III, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 1999, p. 1028-1029, notes p. 1445-1446.

Creation datemai 1950
Bibliographical material

1/2 page in-4°

Physical description

Ms - encre noire

Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2315
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CategoriesArchives, Archival Documents, Manuscripts, Andre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[Mansucrits d'AB] articles pour Combat, [AB's Manuscripts] Miscellaneous Manuscripts, [Revue] Combat
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