Robert Desnos

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1900-1945
Biography: 

The French poet Robert Desnos was a genius of automatic writing and a prophet of the Surrealist movement. He combined poetic language with improvisational techniques and a reverence for the dream world of the unconscious mind, and his writing was filled with unusual, disconcerting associations of words and images. He became involved in the French Resistance and died in a concentration camp.