Your search for 'dc_creator:( "Faivre, Jean-Luc" ) OR dc_contributor:( "Faivre, Jean-Luc" )' returned 2 results. Modify search

Did you mean: dc_creator:( "faivre, Jean-Luc" ) OR dc_contributor:( "faivre, Jean-Luc" )

Sort Results by Relevance | Newest titles first | Oldest titles first

Grand Jeu, Le

(2,430 words)

Author(s): Faivre, Jean-Luc
Historians are today restoring to Le Grand Jeu (“The Big Game”) the prominent place that it deserves in the spiritual, artistic and literary history of the first half of the 20th century. Long eclipsed by Surrealism, the Le Grand Jeu group now appears in a new light that permits us to better outline its contours and appreciate its originality – particularly as regards its metaphysical perspectives – in relation to the endeavors of André Breton (1896-1966) and his epigones. The adventure of Le Grand Jeu began at the Lycée de Reims (France) in 1922, when a few students of the class of troisième (B…

Nerval, Gérard de

(1,227 words)

Author(s): Faivre, Jean-Luc
Nerval, Gérard de (Gérard Labrunie), * 22 May 1808 (Paris), † 26 Jan 1855 (Paris) French poet and writer. He participated in the “battle of Hernani” (1830), associated with “Les Jeunes-France”, and was taken with an invincible passion for the actress Jenny Colon (1808-1842). Suffering a complete mental breakdown in 1841, he traveled to the Middle East (1843) and upon his return survived for ten years on minor jobs in publishing and journalism. He had another breakdown in 1853 and never fully recovered; he was hospitaliz…