Gisèle Prassinos





Gisèle Prassinos


Born
in Constantinople, Turkey
February 26, 1920

Died
November 15, 2015

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

She was born in Constantinople, Turkey and emigrated to France with her family at the age of two, where they lived in Paris. Her brother Mario Prassinos (1916 - 1985) was 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 "verit
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Average rating: 4.25 · 138 ratings · 18 reviews · 19 distinct works
Tvář s lehkým záchvěvem trá...

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Surrealist Texts (Absurdist...

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4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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La lucarne

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Trouver sans chercher

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1976
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Le ciel et la terre se marient

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1979
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The Traveler

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1959
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Brelin le frou

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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La vie la voix

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1971
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Pour l'arriere-saison

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1979
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“The river in front of her was black. She thought it contained many things.”
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