About the author
Sarane Alexandrian is an essayist, novelist, art historian, critic French literary belonging to the surrealist movement, born 15 June 1927 in Baghdad and died on 11 September 2009 in Ivry-sur-Seine .
Sarane Alexandrian was born in Baghdad , where his father was the king stomatologiste Prince Feisal . During his teenage years in France , he participated in sixteen of the Resistance in the Limousin . At the same time, he was introduced to Dadaism and nonconformity by dadasophe Raoul Hausmann . At twenty to Paris , he became "the right arm of André Breton , "according to public opinion, and" the theoretician # 2 of Surrealism. " André Breton gave him also the direction of the Secretariat of Cause with Georges Henein and Henri Pastoureau to respond to the influx of young candidates for the surrealist group from around the world. Co-founder in 1948 of the magazine Neon and spokesman of "Counter-H group" that gathers around the painter Victor Brauner , his great friend, who nicknamed the Grand Cri-song of the dream becomes the Alexandrian leader the young surrealist guard ( Stanislas Rodanski , Claude Tarnaud , Alain Jouffroy , Jean-Dominique Rey or painter Madeleine Novarina will be the fairy-precious Alexandrian of the wife from 1954 to 1991), innovative, opposing Orthodox movement, placing the surrealism beyond ideas and giving priority to the sensible. "Rupture" with André Breton intervened in October 1948 but never put into question his respect and admiration for the founder of Surrealism. "With him, we learned the etiquette of poets, whose main product is a skill like ... He was admired for the dignity of his writing behavior, thinking neither price nor decorations nor academies, "wrote Sarane Alexandrian in his memorable by André Breton himself (Le Seuil, 1971). To Alexandrian soon after the war (in Christophe Dauphin , Sarane Alexandrian or challenge the imagination, L'Age d'Homme, 2006), being surreal returned to integrate a group aimed at the pursuit of " convulsive beauty "and whose members enjoyed brotherly sometimes hotly contesting on behalf of the highest perfection requirements. Revolutionary writer, Sarane Alexandrian has always worked to enlightenment as to the release of the man, drawing its sources and inspirations lived in poetry: that is to say, the whole life.