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Jacques Prévert (February 4, 1900 - April 11, 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter.

Prévert was associated with surrealism and Pataphysics, and his poems are typically about life in Parisand life after the war. They were published in his books Paroles (1946), Histoires (1946), Spectacle (1951), La Pluie et le beau temps (1955), Fatras (1971) and Choses et autres (1973). Some of his works were set to music by Joseph Kosma and others such as Christiane Verger and Hanns Eisler and were sung by French greats such as Yves Montand and Edith Piaf. American French textbooks also utilize his poems, although many of his works are deemed inappropriate for American highschools according to educational standards of censorship.

Prévert also wrote a number of screenplays for the film director Marcel Carné, among them Drôle de drame (Bizarre, Bizarre, 1937), Le jour se lève (Daybreak, 1939) and, perhaps most famously, Les enfants du paradis (The Children of Paradise, 1945).

His poems are widely taught in French schools.

Bibliography

  • Paroles (1946)
  • Contes pour enfants pas sages (1947)
  • Spectacle (1951)
  • Lettre des îles Baladar (1952)
  • Tour de chant (1953)
  • La pluie et le beau temps (1955)
  • Histoires (1963)
  • Fatras (1966)

Filmography

Jacques Prévert wrote the scenarios and sometimes the dialog in the following films:

External links

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