Quote by: Benjamin Péret

Is it by chance that the 18th century of France, the century of the "philosophy of enlightenment," did not produce any poets except the Marquis de Sade, who -- despite his participation in the events of this epoch -- expressed the first violent protest against the essential postulates of this period?

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Author Bio

  • NameBenjamin Péret
  • DescriptionFrench poet, Parisian Dadaist and a founder and central member of the French Surrealist movement with his avid use of Surrealist automatism
  • BornJuly 4, 1899
  • DiedSeptember 18, 1959
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionPoet; Writer