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Michel Leiris (1901 - 1990)

Lifespan: 1901 - 1990

Related: French literature - French philosophy - surrealism

Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility (1939) - Michel Leiris [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Originally published in 1939 as L'Âge d'homme. This edition translated from the French by Richard Howard in 1992. Susan Sontag dedicated a chapter to it in Against Interpretation. The painting on the cover of this edition is by Northern Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach. [Sept 2006]


Julien Michel Leiris (April 20, 1901 in Paris - September 30, 1990 in Saint-Hilaire, Essonne) was a French surrealist writer and ethnographer. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Leiris [Sept 2006]

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