YOUNG CHERRY TREES SECURED AGAINST HARES by Andre Breton
University of Michigan, 1969, First US trade edition. Unpaginated, 6" X 8 1/2"
First published in the United States in a limited edition, this bilingual volume of Breton's verse has since enjoyed a considerable - and deserved - reputation. All of the author's well-known qualities of evocation are present in this collection, which contains poems written over many years. One of the more famous works included is "Freedom of Love" - an unmistakably sensual description of Breton's wife. The poems reveal that manner in which the poet-critic views the world in all its upheavals, those occurring in the private depths of the individual as well as those harassing man as a social being. André Breton's testimony is to be accepted as a token of the classic tradition of the surrealists, imaginatively uncompromising and morally steadfast.
A touch of handling, else a clean, crisp and square, fine copy.