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Aragon, Louis

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1982 AD
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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