Nadja

  1902 b. near Lille as Leona Camille Ghislaine Delacourt. 
    French, Muse.
    Chose the name Nadja for herself.
    In Paris she worked as a salesclerk, theatrical bit-player and dancer and prostitute.

  1926 met Andre Breton
    Dec. La Revolution Surrealiste announced her L'Ame des amants.

    Friends with Claude Cahun.

  1927 Arrested and placed in a mental home.

  1928 Immortalized in Andre Breton's Publication of  Nadja which 
    included  Pablo Picasso'€™s Woman in a Chemise and two photographs of 
    Robert Desnos sleeping, as well as drawings by herself.

  1941 d. in an institution in N. France.

    Her more than 20 letters to Breton remain unpublished.

    Posthumous
  1977? Pierre Naville published a quote from her from a phone call to Denise Naville 
    in his memoir Le Temps du surreel.
              I cannot be reached.

    Bibliography
    Nadja -> - Andre Breton.

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