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Queneau, Raymond

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1976 AD
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.