In honor of André Breton’s birthday, I am supplying a link to a scanned full-text image of his book Arcane 17. This image appears in the Hathi Trust Digital Library, which is a consortium of university libraries serving as an academic supplement to the (controversial) Google Books project. I intend to comment on the Google Books project in a future post.
This is a scan of the first widely-available edition of Arcane 17, Breton’s wartime meditation on the prospects for humanity’s future, as the original edition was a limited number illustrated by Roberto Matta. This edition appeared under the imprint of the bookstore Brentano’s.