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René Char


Born
in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
June 14, 1907

Died
February 19, 1988

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René Char spent his childhood in Névons, the substantial family home completed at his birth, then studied as a boarder at the school of Avignon and subsequently, in 1925, a student at L'École de Commerce de Marseille, where he read Plutarch, François Villon, Racine, the German Romantics, Alfred de Vigny, Gérard de Nerval and Charles Baudelaire.

His first book, Cloches sur le cœur was published in 1928 as a compilation of poems written between 1922 and 1926. In late November 1929, Char moved to Paris, where he met Louis Aragon, André Breton, and René Crevel, and joined the surrealists. He remained active in the surrealist movement through the early 1930s but distanced himself gradually from the mid-1930s onward. Throughout his career, Char's
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Poems of Rene Char

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Stone Lyre: Poems of Rene Char

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Le Marteau sans maître

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“I believe in the magic and authority of words.”
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“Lucidity is the wound closest to the sun.”
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“Eternity is not much longer than life.”
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