1898 b. December 30th. in Paris. 
   French surrealist poet; part of the Dadaist  movement. 
   His works frequently talked about suicide and he came to regard its successful 
   completion as his occupation. 
   Dandy, drug addict, Dadaist, gigolo, suicide: Rigaut’s stories and morbid observations 
   embody his short and perfectly pointless existence.
   "I shall make a fine corpse". He was as good as his word. Throughout his short life 
   he never ceased to write and talk about his  suicide.
   "€œTry, if you can, to arrest a man who travels with suicide in his buttonhole".€ "œSuicide is a vocation".
   An important member of the Paris Dada movement, Rigaut'€™s greatest contribution 
   was perhaps his total world-weariness and his black humour. 
   One recent dictionary of Surrealism has called him the greatest nihilist dandy in 
   French literature. 
   Utterly narcissistic ("€œEvery mirror bears my name"€), completely disinterested 
   in exterior reality, ironical and self-deprecating, he gave new meaning to the term 

 1921 April; photo in front of Notre-Dame: 
   Jean Crotti, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, 
   Benjamin Peret, Theodor Fraenkel, Louis Aragon, Tristan Tzara, 
   Jacques Rigaut, Philippe Soupault, d'Esparlies

 1929 d. November 9th. Suicide. 
   Shot himself, using a ruler to be sure the bullet would pass through his heart.
   He is buried in the Cimetiere de Montmartre.

   His suicide has inspired the book Le Feu Follet by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. 
   The movie The Fire Within by Louis Malle -> is based on this book.

   Rigaut's works include:
    * Agence Generale du Suicide
    * Et puis merde!
    * Papiers Posthumes
    * Lord Patchogue

   See wiki -> and wiki (Fr) ->.

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