Roland Topor





Roland Topor


Born
in Paris, France
January 07, 1938

Died
April 16, 1997

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A French illustrator, painter, writer and filmmaker, known for the surreal nature of his work. He was of Polish Jewish origin and spent the early years of his life in Savoy where his family hid him from the Nazi peril.

Average rating: 4.11 · 2,750 ratings · 203 reviews · 59 distinct works · Similar authors
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Four roses for Lucienne

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La Princesse Angine

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“Martians – they were all Martians. But they were ashamed of it, and so they tried to conceal it. They had determined, once and for all, that their monstrous disproportions were, in reality, true proportion, and their inconceivable ugliness was beauty. They were strangers on this planet, but they refused to admit it. They played at being perfectly at home. He caught a glimpse of his own reflection in a shop window. He was no different. Identical, exactly the same likeness as that of the monsters. He belonged to their species, but for some unknown reason he had been banished from their company. They had no confidence in him. All they wanted from him was obedience to their incongruous rules and their ridiculous laws. Ridiculous only to him, because he could never fathom their intricacy and their subtlety.”
Roland Topor, The Tenant

“Pewnego dnia, gdy ojciec, pijany bardziej niż zwykle, wbił mi właśnie w czoło gruby gwóźdź i zawiesił na nim obraz, który ośmieliłem się skrytykować, powiedziałem sobie w duchu: „Byłoby pocieszające, gdyby zjawiła się wróżka i odstawiła ten numer z trzema życzeniami.”
Roland Topor, Four roses for Lucienne

“Look at me, I'm not worthy of your anger, I'm nothing but a dumb animal who can't prevent the noisy symptoms of his decay, so don't waste your time with me, don't dirty your hands by hitting me, just try to put up with the fact that I exist. I'm not asking you to like me, I know that's impossible, because I'm not likeable, but at least do me the kindness of despising me enough to ignore me”
Roland Topor, The Tenant

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