Category:French erotica writers
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The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Paul Adam (French novelist) – Paul Adam was a French novelist. Adam wrote a series of novels that dealt with the period of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath. Together with Jean Moréas, he co-wrote Les Demoiselles Goubert, which was a novel that marked the transition between Naturalism and Symbolism in French literature and his novel Stephanie, which appeared in 1913, argued in favour of arranged marriages as opposed to those founded on romantic attachments. He was born and died in Paris
2. Guillaume Apollinaire – Guillaume Apollinaire was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned defenders of Cubism and a forefather of Surrealism. He is credited with coining the term cubism in 1911 to describe the art movement. The term Orphism is also his, Apollinaire wrote one of the earliest Surrealist literary works, the play The Breasts of Tiresias, which became the basis for the 1947 opera Les mamelles de Tirésias. Two years after being wounded in World War I, Apollinaire died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki was born in Rome, Italy, and was raised speaking French, Italian, and Polish. He emigrated to France in his teens and adopted the name Guillaume Apollinaire. His mother, born Angelika Kostrowicka, was a Polish noblewoman born near Navahrudak and his maternal grandfather was a general in the Russian Imperial Army who was killed in the Crimean War. Apollinaires father is unknown but may have been Francesco Costantino Camillo Flugi dAspermont, Francesco Flugi von Aspermont was a nephew of Conradin Flugi dAspermont, a poet who wrote in ladin putèr, and perhaps also of the Minnesänger Oswald von Wolkenstein. Apollinaire eventually moved from Rome to Paris and became one of the most popular members of the community of Paris. He became romantically involved with Marie Laurencin, who is identified as his muse. In late 1909 or early 1910, Metzinger painted a Cubist portrait of Apollinaire. In his Vie anecdotique, the poet proudly writes, I am honoured to be the first model of a Cubist painter, Jean Metzinger, in 1911 he joined the Puteaux Group, a branch of the Cubist movement soon to be known as the Section dOr. The opening address of the 1912 Salon de la Section dOr—the most important pre-World War I Cubist exhibition—was given by Apollinaire. On 7 September 1911, police arrested and jailed him on suspicion of aiding and abetting the theft of the Mona Lisa and a number of Egyptian statuettes from the Louvre, but released him a week later. The theft of the statues was committed by a secretary of Apollinaires, Honoré Joseph Géry Pieret. Apollinaire implicated his friend Pablo Picasso, who was brought in for questioning in the theft of the Mona Lisa. The theft of the Mona Lisa was perpetrated by Vincenzo Peruggia, Apollinaire was active as a journalist and art critic for Le Matin, Intransigeant, and Paris Journal. He once called for the Louvre to be burnt down, Apollinaire wrote the preface for the first Cubist exposition outside of Paris, VIII Salon des Indépendants, Brussels,1911
3. Louis Aragon – Louis Aragon was a French poet, who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France, who co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature. He was also a novelist and editor, a member of the Communist Party. Louis Aragon was born in Paris and he was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother, believing them to be his sister and foster mother, respectively. His biological father, Louis Andrieux, a senator for Forcalquier, was married and thirty years older than Aragons mother. Aragons mother passed Andrieux off to her son as his godfather, Aragon was only told the truth at the age of 19, as he was leaving to serve in the First World War, from which neither he nor his parents believed he would return. Andrieuxs refusal or inability to recognize his son would influence Aragons poetry later on, having been involved in Dadaism from 1919 to 1924, he became a founding member of Surrealism in 1924, with André Breton and Philippe Soupault under the pen-name Aragon. In the 1920s, Aragon became a traveller of the French Communist Party along with several other surrealists. In 1933 he began to write for the newspaper, LHumanité. He would remain a member for the rest of his life, writing political poems including one to Maurice Thorez. Aragon became a member of the committee of the Commune journal in January 1937, along with André Gide, Romain Rolland. The journal then took the name of French literary review for the defence of culture, with Gides withdrawal in August 1937, Vaillant-Couturiers death in autumn 1937 and Romain Rollands old age, Aragon became its effective director. In December 1938, he called as chief editor the young writer Jacques Decour, the Commune journal was strongly involved in the mobilization of French intellectuals in favor of the Spanish Republic. In March 1937, Aragon was called on by the PCF to head the new evening daily, Ce soir, Ce soir attempted to compete with Paris-Soir. Outlawed in August 1939, Ce soir was re-opened after the Liberation, the newspaper, which counted Emile Danoën among its collaborators, closed in March 1953. In 1939 he married Russian-born author Elsa Triolet, the sister of Lilya Brik and he had met her in 1928, and she became his muse starting in the 1940s. Aragon and Triolet collaborated in the left-wing French media before and during World War II, Aragon was mobilized in 1939, and awarded the Croix de guerre and the military medal for acts of bravery. After the May 1940 defeat, he took refuge in the Southern Zone, Otto Abetz was the German governor, and produced a series of black lists of authors forbidden to be read, circulated or sold in Nazi Occupied France. These included anything written by a Jew, a communist, an Anglo-Saxon or anyone else who was anti-Germanic or anti-fascist, Aragon and André Malraux were both on these Otto Lists of forbidden authors
4. Emmanuelle Arsan – However, it was later claimed that the real author of the book was her husband, Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane. Arsan was born Marayat Bibidh on 19 January 1932 in Bangkok, Thailand, marayats family home was in the affluent Ekkamai District of the Thai capital, where she reportedly discovered her sexuality in the company of her little sister Vasana. The school offered a bilingual English-French education to the offspring of the international elite and it was at a ball there in 1948, that the 16-year-old Marayat first met her future husband, the 30-year-old French diplomat Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane. Although it was love at first sight, they did not marry until 1956, then settling in Thailand, Bangkok in the late-1950s was a relatively small, secretive and highly-respectable city. It was not yet the open-air brothel that it would become during the mid-1960s and early-1970s. That change was due to the Vietnam War, when thousands of off-duty U. S. servicemen, assigned to the US Air Force airbases in Thailand. They were soon to be followed by Western tourists, as a result, the couples reputation soon spread beyond the restricted circle of the initiated, and turned the Thai capital into a popular destination for swingers. They immediately made Dado their spiritual guide and high priest of love, in 1963, Louis-Jacques was posted to Italy, and for five years the couple resided in both Venice and Rome, where they again met Ruspoli. He introduced them to the society of transalpine libertinage. From 1968 to 1980, Marayat and her husband often alternated between Paris and Bangkok, the novel Emmanuelle was initially published and distributed clandestinely in France in 1959, without an authors name. Successive editions were ascribed to Emmanuelle Arsan, who was revealed to be Marayat Rollet-Andriane. Though the novel was sometimes hinted to be quasi-autobiographical, it was revealed that the actual author was her husband Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane. Several more novels were published under the Emmanuelle Arsan pseudonym, Assonitis, asked that Emmanuelle Arsans name not be associated with the project, resulting in the film being credited to an anonymous director. Between 1974 and 1976, Arsan and her husband, in association with Just Jaeckin, published the erotic magazine Emmanuelle, le magazine du plaisir in France, contributing photographs and text. Using the screen name Marayat Andriane, Arsan appeared in the film The Sand Pebbles, although she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox, she never worked as an actress for that company again. Her only other appearance, credited as Emmanuelle Arsan, was in Laure. Marayat spoke fluent Thai, French and English and her hobbies and passions included writing, reading, photography, cinema and antiques, among others. She and Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane had two daughters, Sophie and Danièle, at the beginning of the 1980s, Louis-Jacques and Marayat eventually decided to settle down in France for a much quieter life
5. Georges Bataille – Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, philosophy, anthropology, economics, sociology and history of art. His writing, which included essays, novels, and poetry, explored such subjects as eroticism, mysticism, surrealism and his work would prove influential on subsequent schools of philosophy and social theory, including poststructuralism. Georges Bataille was the son of Joseph-Aristide Bataille, a tax collector, born in Billom in the region of Auvergne, his family moved to Reims in 1898, where he was baptized. He went to school in Reims and then Épernay, although brought up without religious observance, he converted to Catholicism in 1914, and became a devout Catholic for about nine years. He considered entering the priesthood and attended a Catholic seminary briefly, however, he quit, apparently in part in order to pursue an occupation where he could eventually support his mother. He eventually renounced Christianity in the early 1920s, Bataille attended the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris, graduating in February 1922. Though he is referred to as an archivist and a librarian because of his employment at the Bibliothèque Nationale. After graduating he moved to the School of Advanced Spanish Studies in Madrid, as a young man, he befriended, and was much influenced by, the Russian existentialist, Lev Shestov. Founder of several journals and literary groups, Bataille is the author of a large and diverse body of work, readings, poems and he sometimes published under pseudonyms, and some of his publications were banned. Initially attracted to Surrealism, Bataille quickly fell out with its founder André Breton, although Bataille, Bataille was a member of the extremely influential College of Sociology which included several other renegade surrealists. Fascinated by human sacrifice, he founded a society, Acéphale. According to legend, Bataille and the members of Acéphale each agreed to be the sacrificial victim as an inauguration. An indemnity was offered for an executioner, but none was found before the dissolution of Acéphale shortly before the war, the group also published an eponymous review of Nietzsches philosophy which attempted to postulate what Derrida has called an anti-sovereignty. Collaborators in these projects included André Masson, Pierre Klossowski, Roger Caillois, Jules Monnerot, Jean Rollin, Bataille drew from diverse influences and used various modes of discourse to create his work. The imagery of the novel is built upon a series of metaphors which in turn refer to philosophical constructs developed in his work, the eye, the egg, the sun, the earth, the testicle. During World War II Bataille produced Summa Atheologica which comprises his works Inner Experience, Guilty, after the war he composed The Accursed Share, which he said represented thirty years work. The singular conception of sovereignty expounded there would become an important topic of discussion for Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bataille also founded the influential journal Critique. Batailles first marriage was to actress Silvia Maklès, in 1928, they divorced in 1934, Bataille also had an affair with Colette Peignot, who died in 1938