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Louis Aragon

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Louis Aragon (October 3, 1897December 24, 1982), French historian, poet and novelist.

Argon was a member of the Dada and subsequently the surrealist circles.

In 1939 he married Russian-born author Elsa Triolet (born 1896), the sister-in-law of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.

During the World War II German occupation of France he wrote for the underground press Les ditions de Minuit, and was one of several writers who adopted the name of a French region as a pen name.

One noted Aragon poem is "Red Poster," in which he honoured foreigners who died while fighting to free France. One Nazi propoganda campaign was named Red Poster. The campaign aimed to convince the French people that the resistance movement was composed of foreigners, mainly Jewish, who served the interests of England and Russia.

After the death of his wife on June 16, 1970, Aragon revealed his bisexuality and appeared at gay pride parades in a pink convertible (Ivry 1996, p.134).

Source

  • Ivry, Benjamin (1996). Francis Poulenc, 20th-Century Composers series. Phaidon Press Limited. ISBN 071483503X.
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