Raymond Radiguet





Raymond Radiguet


Born
in Saint-Maur, Val-de-Marne, France
June 18, 1903

Died
December 12, 1923

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Influences


Radiguet was born in Saint-Maur, Val-de-Marne close to Paris, the son of a caricaturist. In 1917 he moved to the city. Soon he would drop out of the Lycée Charlemagne, where he studied, in order to pursue his interests in journalism and literature. He associated himself with the Modernist set, befriending Picasso, Max Jacob, Jean Hugo, Juan Gris and especially Jean Cocteau, who became his mentor. Radiguet also had several well-documented relationships with women. An anecdote told by Ernest Hemingway has an enraged Cocteau charging Radiguet (known in the Parisian literary circles as "Monsieur Bébé" – Mister Baby) with decadence for his tryst with a model: "Bébé est vicieuse. Il aime les femmes." ("Baby is depraved. He likes women." [Note the ...more

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The Devil in the Flesh

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Count d'Orgel's Ball

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Le Diable au corps & Le bal...

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Cheeks on Fire: Collected P...

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Oeuvres Completes

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Pelikanlar

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El baile del Conde de Orgel

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Music

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“Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else - and failing.”
Raymond Radiguet

“Facing death calmly is praiseworthy only if one faces it alone. Death together is no longer death, even for unbelievers. The source of sorrows lies not in leaving life, but in leaving that which gives it meaning. When love is our whole life, what difference is there between living together and dying together ?”
Raymond Radiguet, The Devil in the Flesh

“Her hands clung to my neck; they would not have held me so fast in a shipwreck. And I did not understand whether she wanted me to save her or to drown with her.”
Raymond Radiguet

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