Leiris, Michel, 1901-1990

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Michel Leiris was born in Paris. He became a vital force in the Surrealist movement, but left the movement in the late 1920s. In addition to his work as a writer, editor, and art historian, Leiris was an active ethnologist and anthropologist, notably in Africa.

From the description of Phantom Africa manuscript and letters, 1951-1960 (bulk 1951-1952). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51220408

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Relation Name
associatedWith Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Chancellor, Robin, person
associatedWith Dakar-Djibuti Ethnographic and Linguistic Expedition (1931-1933) corporateBody
associatedWith Gilot, Françoise, 1921- person
associatedWith Leroux, Georges, 1922- person
associatedWith Oddon, Yvonne, 1902-1963. person
associatedWith Robert Hale Ltd, corporateBody
associatedWith Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 person
associatedWith Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Africa, Central
Subject
Authors, French--20th century--Correspondence
Erotic literature, French--20th century
Authors, French--20th century--Travel
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Birth 1901-04-20

Death 1990-09-30

French

French,

English

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