Rene Char

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Birthday
14, 1907
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 19, 1988 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1907
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 19, 1988 (80)

About

Twentieth-century poet and French Resistance fighter who is known for literary works such as Arsenal and Moulin Premier. His last works, published in the 1980s, were Les voisinages de Van Gogh and Eloge d'une soupconnee.

Before Fame

He attended boarding school in Avignon and Marseilles and enjoyed playing rugby. He began publishing poetry in the late 1920s.

Trivia

His French Resistance fighter name was Captain Alexandre, and he published a series of prose poems in 1946 that recounted his Resistance activities.

Family Life

He was one of four children born to Emile Char and Marie-Therese Rouget.

Associated With

He and Albert Camus were close friends.