Bruxelles: 1947. Single sheet folded once to make a 4 pp. booklet. printed by letterpress.
A manifesto originating from the Belgian Revolutionary Surrealist group, attacking the perceived slowness of the larger Surrealist movement to engage with political identity in the postwar period. It is notable for being signed by a youthful Marcel Broodthaers, then only 22, just two years his disruptive action of the April 1945 event devoted to poetry of the resistance, in which the 20 year old loudly denounced Louis Aragon from a balcony [see Durozoi p. 452]. A very early appearance in print by Broodthaers, when he was still a youthful and scantily publisher poet and bookseller.
Other signatories to the manifesto include Marcel Arents, Paul Bourgoignie, Achille Chavée, André De Rache, Christian Dotremont, Irène Hamoir, Marcel Havrenne, André Lorant, Albert Ludé, Marcel Mariën, Paul Nougé, Léonce Rigot, Louis Scutenaire, Jean Scutenaire, Jean Seeger, Armand Simon, and René Magritte.
Light toning and creasing to extremities, else a near fine example. Rare. OCLC locates only the Bibliotheque Nationale example. Item #25456