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The guy I love is having a VERY rough time (like, even harder than pouring cereal back to the box after you noticed there is no milk). SO, he checks tumblr about once a week, my plan is using YOUR HELP GUYS to make his inbox a LOVE FLOOD. His name is Roger (http://allenpoks.tumblr.com/). I’m also asking for a reblog to get this message through! I really want to see Roger smile again and I’m sure he would be quite amazed to see a whole community supporting him. Thanks! I love you guys! :) See ya!
André Breton. You can see at the wall De Chirico’s painting “Child’s brain”.
Adam and Eve. 1923. Victor Brauner
Wolf table. 1947. Victor Brauner
A Night at Saint Jean. Man Ray
(October 3, 1897 – December 24, 1982)
was a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.
Aragon was born and died in Paris. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother, believing them to be his sister and foster mother, respectively. His biological father, Louis Andrieux, a former senator for Forcalquier, was married and thirty years older than Aragon’s mother, whom he seduced when she was seventeen. Aragon’s mother passed Andrieux off to her son as his godfather. Aragon was only told the truth at the age of 19, as he was leaving to serve in the First World War, from which neither he nor his parents believed he would return. Andrieux’s refusal or inability to recognize his son would influence Aragon’s poetry later on.
Having been involved in Dadaism from 1919 to 1924, he became a founding member of Surrealism in 1924, with André Breton and Philippe Soupault under the pen-name “Aragon”. In the 1920s, Aragon became a fellow traveller of the French Communist Party (PCF) along with several other surrealists, and joined the Party in January 1927. In 1933 he began to write for the party’s newspaper, L’Humanité, in the “news in brief” section. He would remain a member for the rest of his life, writing several political poems including one to Maurice Thorez, the general secretary of the PCF. During the World Congress of Writers for the Defence of Culture (1935), Aragon opposed his former friend André Breton, who wanted to use the opportunity as a tribune to defend the writer Victor Serge, associated with Leon Trotsky’s Left Opposition.
Louis Aragon died on 24 December 1982.