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Louis Aragon


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Louis Aragon (born Louis Andrieux (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 ... more »

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  • Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is al...
    Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French poet. "Preface to a Modern Mythology," Paris Peasant (1926).
  • Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this ...
    Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French poet. "Preface to a Modern Mythology," Paris Peasant (1926).
  • ''There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.''
    Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French poet. "Preface to a Modern Mythology," Paris Peasant (1926).
  • O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now ...
    Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French poet. "Preface to a Modern Mythology," Paris Peasant (1926).
  • ''Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.''
    Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French poet. taped discussion in La Révolution Surréaliste, no. 11 (Paris, March 15, 1928), repr. In Recherches sur la Sexua...
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