photo credits: Studio Harcourt - PD France
country of citizenship:
native language: French
language of expression: French, Spanish
occupation: linguist, poet, translator, playwright, writer, science fiction writer
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Grand prix de littérature de l'Académie française, Heredia Prize
Jules Supervielle (16 January 1884 – 17 May 1960) was a Franco-Uruguayan poet and writer born in Montevideo. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times.He opposed the surrealism movement in poetry and rejected automatic writing, although he did adopt other techniques of modern poetry. In so doing he anticipated the literary movements of the late 1940s, including the work of such authors as René Char, Henri Michaux, Saint-John Perse or Francis Ponge. Amongst his admirers are René-Guy Cadou, Alain Bosquet, Lionel Ray, Claude Roy, Philippe Jaccottet and Jacques Réda.
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