Wednesday, April 1

Paul Éluard

"Paul Éluard (... 14 December 1895 – 26 November 1952), was a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement. ...The three young poets Jean Paulhan recommended to Paul were André Breton, Phillipe Soupalt and Louis Aragon. The meeting with Paul took place in March 1919. Paul was intimidated. He was shy and blushing. He was still a soldier and wearing his war uniform. It was the best omen for the three poets, who all showed great courage during the war. Paul brought with him his poems and read them to the ‘jury’.  ... Paul and Gala moved to a house just outside Paris and were joined by Max Ernst, who entered France illegally, using Éluard's passport. Jean Paulhan once more helped Paul by providing Max Ernst with fake identity papers."
Guardian - Watching boxing with Picasso and a ménage-à-trois at home: my life with the surrealist elite
Affair of the art
amazon: Paul Eluard
Green Integer Review: Clock of Secret Weddings, Memories and the Present
Paul Éluard - Twenty-Four Poems