Philippe Soupault


Born
in France
August 02, 1897

Died
March 12, 1990

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Philippe Soupault was a French writer and poet, novelist, critic, and political activist. He took an active role in the Dadaist movement and later founded the Surrealist movement with André Breton. Soupault founded the periodical Littérature together with the writers Breton and Louis Aragon in Paris 1919, which, for many, dates the beginnings of Surrealism. The first book of automatic writing, Les champs magnétiques (1920), was co-authored by Soupault and Breton. After imprisonment by the Nazis in World War II, Soupault traveled to the United States but subsequently returned to France. His works include such fat volumes of poetry as Aquarium (1917) and Rose des vents [compass card] (1920) and the novel Les Dernières Nuits de Paris (1928; tr ...more

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“Choosing is Aging.”
Philippe Soupault, Last Nights of Paris

“He invented terrible stories…incredible machinations. Really the most striking thing about all these people was their incredible love for the extraordinary. They had to feel that they were exposed to the most extravagant dangers. They saw enemies in all whom they did not know.”
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“On ne pardonne pas à son ami ses erreurs, on ne les excuse pas non plus. On les comprend.”
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