Gisèle Prassinos





Gisèle Prassinos

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born
Istanbul, Turkey
gender
female


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Gisèle Prassinos (born 1920) is a French writer of Greek heritage, associated with the surrealist movement.

She was born in Istanbul, Turkey and emigrated to France with her family at the age of two, where they lived initially in Nanterre. Her brother Mario Prassinos is a noted artist and designer.

Her writing was discovered by André Breton in 1934, when she was just fourteen, and published in the French surrealist magazine Minotaure and the Belgian periodical Documents 34. Her first book, La Sauterelle arthritique (The Arthritic Grasshopper) was published in 1935 with a preface by Paul Éluard and a photograph by Man Ray.

Marianne van Hirtum observed that the surrealists of the time recognised these early writings as a "veritable illustration
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La lucarne
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1990
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Trouver sans chercher
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1976
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Le ciel et la terre se marient
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1979
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Brelin le frou
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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La vie la voix
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1971
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Pour l'arriere-saison
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1979
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Surrealist Women: An Intern...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Myth of the World: Surr...
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