Louis Aragon

Louis Aragon, Room 14

Louis Aragon (Paris 1897 - 1982) was a poet, novelist and journalist, well-known for his support of the French communist party. With André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Philippe Soupault he was one of the leaders of Parisian Dadaism and Surrealism. His poetry was inspired by his love for his wife Elsa Triolet. Aragon was also a poet of the Nazi resistance, like Robert Desnos, Paul Eluard, and Jean Prévost. Since the end of the 1950s many of his poems have been set to music and sung (especially by Léo Ferré and Jean Ferrat) which has helped to make his work known to a larger audience. It was only after the death of Elsa Triolet in 1970 that Aragon came out.

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