WRITER

Philippe Soupault

1897 - 1990

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Philippe Soupault (2 August 1897 – 12 March 1990) was a French writer and poet, novelist, critic, and political activist. He was active in Dadaism and later was instrumental in founding the Surrealist movement with André Breton. Soupault initiated the periodical Littérature together with writers Breton and Louis Aragon in Paris in 1919, which, for many, marks the beginnings of Surrealism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Soupault has received more than 108,508 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Philippe Soupault is the 1,410th most popular writer (down from 1,391st in 2019), the 1,634th most popular biography from France (down from 1,593rd in 2019) and the 200th most popular French Writer.

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  • 30

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Notable Works

Le grand homme
Le nègre
William Blake
Le bon apôtre
Poèmes et poésies, 1917-1973
Dernières nuits de Paris
Fiction
Le bon apôtre
Dernières nuits de Paris
Fiction
William Blake
Poèmes et poésies, 1917-1973
Le nègre
Le grand homme

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Philippe Soupault ranks 1,410 out of 7,302Before him are Maj Sjöwall, Gavrila Derzhavin, Jaan Kross, Jules de Goncourt, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, and Georg Heym. After him are Liang Qichao, A. B. Yehoshua, Agrippa d'Aubigné, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Georges Rodenbach, and Remy de Gourmont.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1897, Philippe Soupault ranks 73Before him are Hans Baur, Sidney Bechet, Adolf Heusinger, Mukhtar Auezov, Thornton Wilder, and Sepp Herberger. After him are Károly Kerényi, Jean Epstein, Virginia Henderson, Winifred Wagner, Hans Speidel, and Rouben Mamoulian. Among people deceased in 1990, Philippe Soupault ranks 54Before him are Alexander Pechersky, Art Blakey, Taiichi Ohno, Jill Ireland, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Delphine Seyrig. After him are Sammy Davis Jr., Aaron Copland, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Stewart Bell, and Volodymyr Shcherbytsky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philippe Soupault ranks 1,634 out of 6,770Before him are Walter Krüger (1890), Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757), Jules de Goncourt (1830), Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911), Raymond Loewy (1893), and Abbé Pierre (1912). After him are Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552), Élie Cartan (1869), Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489), Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808), Remy de Gourmont (1858), and Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Philippe Soupault ranks 200Before him are Émile Gaboriau (1832), François de Malherbe (1555), Fulcher of Chartres (1059), Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715), Jules de Goncourt (1830), and Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911). After him are Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552), Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808), Remy de Gourmont (1858), Marcel Aymé (1902), Georges Feydeau (1862), and Régis Debray (1940).