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Author photo. Louis Aragon in his country house in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, 1980

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

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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. 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)
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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.

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

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