Robert Desnos (1900 - 1945 / Paris)
Robert Desnos, the son of a café owner, was born on July 4, 1900, in Paris.
He attended commercial college, and then worked as a clerk before becoming a literary columnist for the newspaper Paris-Soir.
He first published poems in the Dadaist magazine Littérature in 1919, and in 1922 he published his first book, Prose Selavy, a collection of surrealistic aphorisms. While on leave in Morocco from his mandatory two years in the French Army, Desnos befriended poet Andre Breton. Together with writers Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard, Breton and Desnos would form the vanguard of literary surrealism.
They practiced a technique known as "automatic writing," and many ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- Dove in the Arch
- Ebony Life
- Fairy Tale
- I Have Dreamed of You so Much
- Identity of Images (Identité des ...
- If You Only Knew
- Long Long Ago
- Lying Down
- Sky Song
- Sleep Spaces
- The Ring of Stars
- The Voice of Robert Desnos
Happy Birthday Naim Frashëri!
(1846-1900) Albanian poet and writer
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
celebrated on May 21st every year
Your Favorite Poets’ Favorite Books of Poetry
Daily Rituals of Famous Authors
Writers seem to be the most prone to unshakeable routines and elaborate superstitions.