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Michel Leiris

AKA Julien Michel Leiris

Born: 20-Apr-1901
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 30-Sep-1990
Location of death: Saint-Hilaire, Essonne, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Surrealist, ethnographer, autobiographer

Wife: Louise

    University: Sorbonne
    University: École Practique des Hautes Études

    French National Center for Scientific Research Head of Ethnographic Research
    Musée de l'Homme Ethnographer
    Communist Party 1928 (briefly)
    Suicide Attempt phenobarbital (1959)
    Drug Overdose (1959)
    Tracheotomy (1959)
    Risk Factors: Hemorrhoids

Author of books:
Simulacre (1925, poetry)
Le Point Cardinal (1927)
L'Âge d'homme (1939)
Haut Mal (1943, poetry)
La Langue secrète des Dogons de Saga (1948, nonfiction)
La Règle du jeu (1948, "Rules of the Game")
Aurora (1948, novel)
Race et civilisation (1951, nonfiction)
La Possession et ses aspects théatraux chez les Éthiopiens du Gondar (1958)
Nuits sans nuit et quelques jours sans jour (1961)
Brisées (1966)
Au verso des images (1980)
Francis Bacon face et profil (1983)
Operratiques (1992)
Journal 1922-1989 (1992, journal)


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