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Dandy, drug addict, Dadaist, gigolo, suicide: Rigaut’s stories and morbid observations embody his short and perfectly pointless existence.

"I shall make a fine corpse,” wrote Jacques Rigaut (1898-1929). He was as good as his word. Throughout his short life he never ceased to write and talk about his suicide. “Try, if you can, to arrest a man who travels with suicide in his
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Dandy DADA poet who shot himself. I have one photograph that Man Ray took of him and he's super handsome. You can tell life was too much of a bother for him.
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Jacques Rigaut was a French surrealist poet. Born in Paris, he was part of the Dadaist movement. His works frequently talked about suicide and he came to regard its successful completion as his occupation. In 1929 at the age of 30, as he had announced, Rigaut shot himself, using a ruler to be sure the bullet would pass through his heart.
He is buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre.
His suicide inspi
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