In “My Last Sigh” (1982) Luis Buñuel describes his life and work, his doubts and searches, his favorite places and beverages, his passions and phobias. Also, with surprising candor and wit, Buñuel exposes his, sometimes mordant, opinions of his sweeping social circle, including Pablo Picasso, Jorge Luis Borges, Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca.
For many, surrealism is an artistic whim of strange artists who want to be different from the mass bourgeois culture. But in his book Buñuel explains that "the real purpose of surrealism, however, was not to create a new literary, artistic or even philosophical movement, but to blow up the society, to change life".
In this exceptional book-confession, the facts are curious not only taken alone, but with the originality of Buñuel's interpretations – unwonted, surprising and obsessing.