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 Philippe Soupault

Philippe Soupault

Birth
Chaville, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Death 12 Mar 1990 (aged 92)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 17
Memorial ID 6802 · View Source
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French Author, Poet, and Surrealist. Born in Chaville, Hauts-de-Seine, France, he was active in Dadaism, a European avant-garde art movement in the early 20th century. In 1919 he initiated the periodical "Littérature" with French authors Andre Breton and Louis Aragon, which marked the beginning of the Surrealist movement. In 1927 he and his wife translated English author William Blake's "Songs of Innocent and Experience" into French. From 1937 until 1940 he directed Radio Tunis. After being arrested by the French pro-Vichy regime, he fled to Algiers. Soon afterwards, he was imprisoned by the Nazis. Following his release, he came to the US and taught briefly at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania but returned to France in 1945. In 1957 he wrote the libretto for Germaine Tailleferre's opera "La Petite Sirene" based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Little Mermaid." Among his other notable works include his large volumes of poetry as "Aquarium" (1917) and "Rose des vents" (1920), and novels "Les Dernieres Nuits de Paris" (1928), "Le Grande Homme" (1929), and "Les Moribonds" (1934). He died in Paris, France at the age of 92.

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  • Added: 31 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philippe Soupault (2 Aug 1897–12 Mar 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6802, citing Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .