1928 b. July 25th Joyce Patricia Adès, in Bowden, England to Jewish-Egyptian parents English post war surrealist Poet who lived in Cairo.
1947 d. of first husband Robert Habib 6 months after the wedding. 1949 m. Samir Mansour. Whilest still in Egypt she had met the poet Georges Henein 1952 b. of son Phillipe. 1953 Visited Paris and met Andre Breton who introduced her to Pierre Alechinsky, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Henri Michaux, and Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues Publishes Cris' translated Screams''. See Extracts (Fr) ~>. 1954 Joined the Surrealists. 1955 I want to Sleep with You ->. Hans Bellmer illustrates Julius Cesar ~>. b. of son Cyrille. 1956 With her family moves to Paris to same apartment block as Edmond Jabes ~>. Ahead of what became known as The Suez Crisis and ensuing censorship. Met and worked with Pierre Molinier. See ~> 1958? Les Gisants satisfaits hailed by Andre Breton as this century's Garden of Earthly Delights and a masterpiece of black humour. 1959 Jean Benoit gave a Surrealist performance piece titled Execution of the Testament of the Marquis de Sade performed at her apartment. Andre Breton read from de Sade and Benoit ended up by branding himself as apparantly so did Roberto Matta .
1969? On break up of Paris group she took part in the regroupment around the Bulletin de liason surrealiste and collaborated on Arsenal / Surrealist Subversion. 1960 Feb; took part in the BBC broadcast In defense of Surrealism with Robert Benayoun, [Nora Mitrani]], and Octavio Paz - moderator Jacques Brunius. 1966 Damnations by Roberto Matta. Her books were also illustrated by Jean Benoit, Pierre Alechinsky, Enrico Baj, Hans Bellmer, Jorge Camacho, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Pierre Molinier, Reinhoud and Max Walter Svanberg. 1970 Religious Intoxification of Large Cities ~> Published in Arsenal No. 1. 1978? Flash Card translated by Mary Beach 1986 d. Paris undated poems ~> Translated into English and others in Portuguese~>. See work and wiki (Fr). and also ~> SeeSpirales vagabondes (Fr) ~>. Bibliography De Julio, Maryann. “Joyce Mansour and EgyptianMythology.” In Surrealism and Women, edited by Mary Ann Caws, Rudolf Kuenzli, and Gwen Raaberg, pp. 114–22. Dada Surrealism 18. IowaCity: University of Iowa, 1990 Mansour, Joyce - Déchirures, Paris: Éditions de Minuit,1955 Matthews, J. H. - Joyce Mansour - Amsterdam: Rodopi 1985 Matthews, J. H. “Te Poetry oof Joyce Mansour.” Books Abroad 40, no.3 (Summer 1966): 284–285 See Timeline