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Aragon, Louis

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1982 AD

French essayist, novelist, poet, and Communist apologist


early member of Dadaist and Surrealist movements


joined Communist Party 1926 (left 1927, rejoined 1930) and became defender of Communism and Communist-endorsed social realism movement


wrote novels "Paris Peasant" 1926, "Holy Week" 1958, poem "Ode to Stalin" 1957


helped inspire Free French resistance forces during Nazi occupation of France