Queneau, Raymond

Portrait
Born: Feb 21, 1903 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Authors, Poets


1903 - Born on February 21st in Le Havre, France. French author who produced some of the most important prose and poetry of the mid-20th century.

1936 - Worked as a reporter for L'Intransigeant.

1936 - Queneau became a reader for the prestigious Encyclopédie de la Pléiade, a scholarly edition of past and present classical authors.

1937 - His corrosive laughter rang out in the seemingly light verse of his childhood reminiscences in Chêne et chien (“Oak and Dog”), a novel in verse.

1943-1952 - Wrote the poems: Les Ziaux, Petite Cosmogonie portative (“A Pocket Cosmogony”), and Si tu t'imagines (“If You Imagine”).

1955 - Became the director of Encyclopédie de la Pléiade.

1976 - Died on October 25th in Paris.
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