11 November 2014

Paul Claudel, 13 arrondissement, Paris

'DANS CET IMMEUBLE VÉCURENT
L'ÉCRIVAIN Paul CLAUDEL
et sa soeur
Camille CLAUDEL
SCULPTEUR
de 1886 à 1892'

31 boulevard Port-Royal, 13th arrondissement. From his late teens Paul Claudel (1868–1955) lived here with his family. Shortly after moving here he converted to Catholicism. He was much influenced by Rimbaud's Illuminations, and in 1889 he wrote an early version of Tête d'or. The first version of La Ville was also written when he lived here.

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