12 September 2015

Paris 2015: Roland Topor, Cimetière du Montparnasse #10

Roland Topor (1938–1997), among many other things, was a novelist, poet, painter and actor born of Jewish Polish immigrant parents. He was one of the founders of the (anti-)movement 'Panique' named after the god Pan. His first novel, Le Locataire chimérique (1964), which is said to have been strongly influenced by Kafka, was adapted by Polanski into the film The Lodger in 1976, and Topor won the Deux Magots prize for Joko fête son anniversaire in 1969.

The sculpture on Topor's grave, showing a man walking on cobble stones with a suitcase from which all kinds of strange things are escaping.

Below is a link to my other post on Topor:

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Roland Roland Topor: Le Locataire chimérique | The Tenant

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