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country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: poet, aphorist, writer
Pierre Reverdy (French: [ʁəvɛʁdi]; 13 September 1889 – 17 June 1960) was a French poet whose works were inspired by and subsequently proceeded to influence the provocative art movements of the day, Surrealism, Dadaism and Cubism. The loneliness and spiritual apprehension that ran through his poetry appealed to the Surrealist credo. He, though, remained independent of the prevailing "-isms", searching for something beyond their definitions. His writing matured into a mystical mission seeking, as he wrote: "the sublime simplicity of reality."
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Pierre Reverdy - Fiche de lecture; Lorsque Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960) réunit en 1945 aux éditions Gallimard un ensemble de ses poèmes parus entre 1915 et 1922, après les avoir un à un relus, corrigés et définitivement établis – selon la terwd:Q51171706