BRETON André (1896-1966)

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BRETON André (1896-1966)


Tribute, autograph poem signed.
March 1914, 1 page in-8 in ink on paper.
Autograph poem signed and dated in homage to Francis Viele-Griffin. Appeared in La Phalange of March 20, 1914, with two other poems: first publication of texts by André Breton.
This manuscript, offered to Paul Valéry, is, until today, the only known copy of this poem. It will be published in André Breton's first book, Mont de Piété in 1919. "Rais de soleil or white straw?
The hand does not glean - one would know -
in his hair reluctantly
Gold at the sudden whim of the branch [...]".
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