Katrine Pilcher Keuneman

University of Melbourne

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Cycnos | Volume 11 n°1

Jean Paulhan and the tenacity of image

“Jean Paulhan’s intellectual training was as a philosopher. He obtained a degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne and then spent four years in Madagascar where he taught all subjects in the lycée, prospected for gold and learnt the Malagasy language (which he subsequently taught for a short period at the Ecole des Langues Orientales in Paris). War service in the 1914-18 war, and brief imprisonment as a Resistant in the Second World War were the main intrusions of turmoil into a life otherwise entirely devoted to literature, both as editor and as writer. Although during the Resistance Paulhan founded the politically oriented Les Lettres françaises...”

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