13 June 2016

René Char in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (84)

The family grave in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.


'RENÉ CHAR
1907 – 1988'

Like his father, the poet René Char was born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Apart from his poetry, he is probably most remembered for his friendship with Albert Camus and his work for the Résistance. His many publications include Arsenal (1929), Le Marteau sans maître (1934), Feuillets d'Hypnos (1946), Fureur et mystère (1948), and La Parole en archipel (1962).


'SI NOUS HABITONS UN ÉCLAIR
IL EST LE CŒUR DE L'ÉTERNEL'

The couplet comes from Char's poem 'À la santé du serpent', from the book Le Poème pulvérisé.

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