Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire


Born
in Rome, Italy
August 26, 1880

Died
November 09, 1918

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Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki, known as Guillaume Apollinaire (in French pronounced [ɡijom apɔliˈnɛʁ]) was a French poet, writer, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother.

Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play Les Mamelles de Tirésias (1917, later used as the basis for an opera in 1947).

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More books by Guillaume Apollinaire…
“How slow life is, how violent hope is.”
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“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
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“Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, We will fall!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”
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