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Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

Author of Paris Peasant

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About the Author

Louis Aragon was born in Paris, France. He had a varied professional life that included experimentation with numerous writing styles. Initially planning on a career in medicine, Aragon studied at the University of Paris. During World War I and World War II, he was mobilized as an auxiliary doctor. show more Dadaism and surrealism influenced many of his early works, including Nightwalker. In 1919 he co-founded the Surrealist magazine Literature, but he soon broke away from dadaism and surrealism and joined the Communist Party. Among his best-known works are Residential Quarters and The Bells of Basel, which reflect this Communist influence. His later works, such as Holy Week (1958), seem to turn away from some of his more controversial ideas. In the 1940s Aragon reintroduced rhyme in his work and was interested in ideas of automatic writing and freedom of the unconscious. Aragon wrote under numerous pseudonyms including Albert de Routisie, Arnaud de Saint Roman, and Francois La Colere. He died on December 24, 1982. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Disambiguation Notice:

Le con d'Irène was originally published under the nom de plume Albert de Routisie.

(fre) Le con d'Irène was originally published under the nom de plume Albert de Routisie.

Image credit: Louis Aragon in his country house in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, 1980

Series

Works by Louis Aragon

Paris Peasant (1926) 548 copies
Aurélien: Le monde réel (1944) 226 copies
Le con d'Irène (1928) 169 copies
The Bells of Basel (1934) 128 copies
Les Yeux d'Elsa (1942) 106 copies
Holy Week (1958) 96 copies
The Century Was Young (1942) 80 copies
Le Roman inachevé (1956) 78 copies
Les Beaux Quartiers (1936) 70 copies
Flesh Unlimited (Creation Classics) (1740) — Contributor — 65 copies
Anicet or the Panorama (1920) 61 copies
La Mise à mort (1965) 60 copies
The Libertine (1924) 54 copies
Henri Matisse (1900) 42 copies
Le Fou d'Elsa (1963) 42 copies
Blanche ou l'Oubli (1967) 42 copies
Elsa (1959) 35 copies
Le Mentir-vrai (1980) 25 copies
Les Poètes (1976) 19 copies
Aragon (1967) 16 copies
1929 (1993) 16 copies
La diane française (1946) 13 copies
Théâtre/Roman (1974) 11 copies
Aurélien, Part 1/2 (1944) 9 copies
A Wave of Dreams (1924) 9 copies
Les communistes tome 1 (1949) 8 copies
Les communistes (1982) 7 copies
Le creve-coeur (1934) 7 copies
Aurélien, Part 2/2 (1976) 6 copies
Les Collages (1965) 6 copies
Les communistes. tome 3. (1950) 5 copies
Les communistes tome 4 (1950) 5 copies
Les communistes. tome 2. (1949) 5 copies
Les yeux et la mémoire (1954) 5 copies
Les Adieux (1982) 5 copies
L'Homme Communiste (2013) 4 copies
Feu de joie 4 copies
Le voyage de Hollande (2005) 4 copies
Os Sinos de Basileia (1990) 3 copies
Paris Köylüsü (2017) 3 copies
Mutlu Aşk Yoktur (1989) 3 copies
hourra l'oural (1934) 3 copies
La semaine sainte tome 2 (1970) 3 copies
Bonden i Paris (1995) 2 copies
Choix de poèmes (1983) 2 copies
Los colages (2001) 2 copies
Aragon 2 copies
Poèmes (2012) 2 copies
Elégie à Pablo Néruda (1966) 2 copies
J'abats mon jeu (1997) 2 copies
Louis Aragon versei (1984) 2 copies
美をめぐる対話 (1991) — Author — 2 copies
Ecrits sur l'art moderne (1981) 2 copies
diane (1947) 2 copies
Aragon : 12 chansons inedites de Leonardi (1981) — Texts — 1 copy
Défense de l'infini (1996) 1 copy
Brocéliande (1942) 1 copy
Aurélien II 1 copy
Hugo poète réaliste (1952) 1 copy
Communistes (Les) (1949) 1 copy
Aragón: Snow White (2008) 1 copy
Carnet de route (1993) 1 copy
Coeur de chien (1990) 1 copy
Usmrcení 1 copy
Veliki teden 1 copy
A k iirleri (2006) 1 copy
Bir Sürekli Ilkbahar (2016) 1 copy
Contrabande (2015) 1 copy
La settimana santa (2022) 1 copy
LA SEMANA SANTA. (1973) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Joke (1969) — Preface, some editions — 3,790 copies
Jamilia (1958) — Preface, some editions — 661 copies
Surrealist Love Poems (2001) — Contributor — 94 copies
Modern French Theatre (1964) — Contributor — 67 copies
Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology (2001) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Shadow and its Shadow (1978) — Contributor — 63 copies
The Dedalus Book of Surrealism, I: The Identity of Things (1656) — Contributor — 58 copies
For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology (1975) — Contributor — 23 copies
Il cinema d'avanguardia 1910 - 1930 (1983) — Author — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Aragon, Louis
Legal name
Aragon, Louis Marie Alfred Antoine
Andrieux, Louis (birth name)
Other names
Routisie, Albert de
Birthdate
1897-10-03
Date of death
1982-12-24
Burial location
Triolet Foundation Park, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France
Gender
male
Nationality
France
Country (for map)
France
Birthplace
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Place of death
7e arrondissement, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Places of residence
Paris, France
Education
Faculté de médecine, Paris (Début d'études, 2 ans puis abandon, 19 20 | 19 22)
Lycée Carnot, Paris
Ecole Saint-Pierre de Neuilly-sur-Seine (1907)
Occupations
poet
novelist
editor
Relationships
Triolet, Elsa (wife)
Tzara, Tristan (colleague)
Organizations
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1972])
French Communist Party
Académie Goncourt
French Army (WWI)
Editeurs français réunis
Awards and honors
Croix de guerre 1914-1918
Croix de guerre 1939-1945
Médaille militaire
Prix Lénine pour la paix (1956)
De nombreuses institutions et infrastructures portent son nom en France (Rues, Ecoles, Collèges, Lycées, ...)
Short biography
Louis Aragon est un poète, romancier et journaliste français né en octobre 1897 à Paris. Il commence des études de médecine et rencontre, en 1917, à l’hôpital du Val-de-Grâce, André Breton. En 1919, il fonde la revue Littérature avec Philippe Soupault et André Breton.

Louis Aragon est un membre du mouvement Dada et du mouvement surréaliste. Il publie Anicet ou le Panorama en 1921 et le Paysan de Paris en 1926. L’année suivante, en 1927, il adhère au parti communiste. Il devient par ailleurs journaliste à L’Humanité. En 1928, il rencontre Elsa Triolet et rompt avec les surréalistes en 1932. Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il entre dans la Résistance et publie des poèmes dédiés à Elsa Triolet, sa compagne. Il s’agit du Crève-cœur en 1941 et des Yeux d’Elsa en 1942.

En 1970, Elsa Triolet meurt. En 1982, Aragon meurt en décembre à Paris.
Disambiguation notice
Le con d'Irène was originally published under the nom de plume Albert de Routisie.

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70 full-color plates of the collection of the Dresden gallery .
 
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Mapguy314 | 1 other review | Mar 26, 2023 |
Don't remember this at all. No doubt I read it b/c it was porn written by a Surrealist. The back cover tells me that it's about a paralyzed old man who gets his sexual experience by watching other people have sex thru peepholes. The real translation of the original French title wd be "Irene's Cunt" but Grove probably cdn't get away w/ that at the time.
 
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tENTATIVELY | 4 other reviews | Apr 3, 2022 |
I usually find Surrealist writers, at least in translation, to be dreadfully boring & wooden & forced. The best "Surrealist" writing is by people who were either never Surrealists or were only peripherally associated w/ Surrrealism - like Raymond Roussel & Raymond Queneau. Of course, you have to be named Raymond to be a good Surrealist writer - except for Antonin Artaud.. However, I liked this Louis Aragon bk. On the other hand, contrary to what the back-cover blurb says, I wdn't call this bk Surrealist either, so..… (more)
 
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tENTATIVELY | 2 other reviews | Apr 3, 2022 |
I have owned this book for years. I am so glad I finally read it. This interview is so fresh and historic and profound and whimsical. I would like to read it over and over again like a book of poetry. These men were extraordinarily well-educated. In an interview that reads as if we eavesdropped on two men talking in some quaint coffeehouse, they speak of the history of European art as if they lived through it themselves down the centuries. Artistic flying Dutchman. And so it is strangely antique like an old letter, but with the freshness of conversation. A delight.… (more)
 
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