1897 b. Narbonne, March 19th. French - Poet - Writer School at Carcassonne where he met and befriended Ferdinand Alquie ->.
1918 May; wounded at Vailly near the Aisne battlelines and paralysed for the rest of his life. Lived largely bedridden, surrounded by his books. His physical incapacity and constant pain (for which he took opium) caused a retreat from the world, but also became the starting point for an extensive body of poetry and writing. 1925 Signed the Declaration of January 27 1925. 1928 Founder of the revue Chantiers with de Francois-Paul Alibert ->, Ferdinand Alquie, Claude-Louis Esteve and Rene Nelli ->. 1929 Starts correspondence ~> with Jean Paulhan. 1936 Published his first work La Tisane de sarments. June; visted by Valentine Penrose. 1938 Given a Medal -> made by Rene Iche, a tribute from friends. The reverse, an allegory of wisdom within the tortured body, is an illustration from the first page of his Le Mal d'Enfance published the same year. 1941 Traduit du silence. He contributed poetry to the Carcassonne poetic review Cahiers du Sud, and carried on a correspondence with many writers and friends, including Louis Aragon, Andre Gide, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Francis Ponge, Paul Valery ~> and Simone Weil ~>. Letters to contemporaries like Gide, Andre Breton, Hans Bellmer and Rene Char. His home in Carcassonne is now a museum -> in his memory along with those of the writer Francois-Paul Alibert and the philosopher Claude Louis Esteve. 1946 Introduced to Nora Mitrani by his friend Hans Bellmer. 1947 Painted by Jean Dubuffet. Receives ''Sheherazade ~> from Rene Magritte and then gives to Jacqueline Gourbeyre ~>. 1950 Max Ernst published a lithograph for Joe Bousquet and Michel Tapie -> who had both commented on his earlier works. d. Sept 28th. Carcassonne. See wiki (Fr) -> and also ~>. Posthumously: - 1967 Lettres a Poisson d'Or. 1969? Correspondance. 1973 Mystique. 1980 Papillon de neige. 1989 Le Cahier noir. See Timeline