Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Art. Translated by Andrew Joron and Rose Vekony. This translation consists of an essay/homage written by Pierre Reverdy about his friend, the cubist painter, Georges Braque, and also a letter from Pierre Reverdy to Goerges Braque.
Pierre Reverdy (13 September 1889 - 17 June 1960) was a French poet associated with surrealism and cubism. Pierre Reverdy was born in Narbonne and grew up near the Montagne Noire in his father's house. Reverdy came from a family of sculptors. His father taught him to read and write. He studied at Toulouse and Narbonne. Reverdy arrived in Paris in October 1910. It was there, at the famous Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre that he met Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Louis Aragon, Andr‚ Breton, Philippe Soupault and Tristan Tzara. For sixteen years, Reverdy lived for his writing. Reclusive by nature, Reverdy began to distance himself from these circles, and in 1926, at the age of 37, he left Paris, converted to Catholicism and went to live in Solesmes, home of the great St. Peter's Abbey. He stayed there until his death in 1960. Author City: USA
Andrew Joron is the author of THE ABSOLUTE LETTER, a collection of poems published by Flood Editions(2017). Joron teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.Author City: USA
Rose Vekony is a professional translator of French, Spanish, and Portuguese, working primarily with museums and scholarly publishers.Author City: USA