Jean Cocteau

Standard Name: Cocteau, Jean


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Education Simone de Beauvoir
As a student SB continued her extra-curricular reading. She discovered, through her cousin Jacques Champigneulles , the moderns: Alain-Fournier , Cocteau , Montherlant , Gide , Claudel , Valéry , Barrès , and Adrienne Monnier .
Beauvoir, Simone de. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. Translator Kirkup, James, Penguin.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Friends, Associates Natalie Clifford Barney
By the 1920s the salon attracted an impressive array of prominent writers, artists, and intellectuals, including Paul Valéry , Colette , Jean Cocteau , Gabriele D'Annunzio , Rabindranath Tagore , Ernest Hemingway , F. Scott
Friends, Associates Mary Butts
In Paris in the 1920s MB engaged with other modernist writers and literary people, including James Joyce , Djuna Barnes , Robert McAlmon , Ford Madox Ford , Bryher , Peggy Guggenheim , Ethel Colburn Mayne
Friends, Associates Colette
Colette knew all the literary and intellectual world of Paris, including André Gide , Maurice Ravel , and Jean Cocteau . Martha Gellhorn was known to her as Marty.
Castle, Terry. “Yes you, sweetheart”. London Review of Books, pp. 3-8.
Colette,. Lettres à Sa Fille, 1916-1953. Editor Jouvenel, Anne de, Gallimard.
Natalie Barney shared...
Friends, Associates Violet Trefusis
The Princesse hosted a salon at 57 Avenue Henri-Martin attended by Anna de Noailles , Cocteau , Paul Valéry , and Proust , who incorporated some of his perceptions of the gatherings into A la...
Intertextuality and Influence Edith Sitwell
The first version of this work of performance art comprised only nine of Sitwell's poems; Walton later added more music. On this occasion ES , hidden between painted stage curtains, recited her poems through a...
Publishing Mary Butts
Imaginary Letters, a novel of letters by MB illustrated by her close friend Jean Cocteau , was published in Paris by Edward W. Titus .
Nathalie Blondel in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography...
Publishing Mary Butts
MB 's memoir, The Crystal Cabinet; My Childhood at Salterns, left unfinished at her death earlier this year, was published with a frontispiece drawing by Jean Cocteau .
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Editors Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne Trautmann, Hogarth Press.
6: 172
Butts, Mary. The Crystal Cabinet. Metheun.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Royde-Smith, Naomi, and Denis Dighton. The State of Mind of Mrs. Sherwood. Macmillan.
Publishing Mary Butts
Two hundred and fifty copies of this limited edition were circulated. According to a note from the publisher, this is the first book not written by himself that Cocteau consented to illustrate.
Butts, Mary, and Jean Cocteau. Imaginary Letters. E. W. Titus.
Although the...
Reception Virginia Woolf
VW 's professional reputation began to shift at about this time. From the early 1920s, she developed an increasingly strong self-image as an adult woman and writer. More and more, her novels both won praise...
Textual Features Natalie Clifford Barney
Less intimate than Souvenirs indiscrets, this volume includes sketches of Gertrude Stein , Jean Cocteau , Gide , D'Annunzio , and Rabindranath Tagore . One piece, written in response to Ramon Gomez de la Serna
Textual Features Hope Mirrlees
HM observed that Paris was deeply influenced by Cocteau 's poem Le Cape de Bonne Espérance. It also is replete with literary and other allusions apart from Cocteau.
Henig, Suzanne. “Queen of Lud: Hope Mirrlees”. Virginia Woolf Quarterly, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 8-27.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Though it is frequently read...
Textual Production Rosamond Lehmann
RL published several translations from the French: Jacques Lemarchand 's Geneviève (1947), Jean Cocteau 's Children of the Game (1955, from Les Enfants Terribles), and Jean Cassou 's Letter to Cousin Mary.
Oldsey, Bernard Stanley, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 15. Gale Research.
15: 274
Gustafson, Margaret. “Rosamond Lehmann: A Bibliography”. Twentieth Century Literature, Vol.
, No. 4, pp. 143-7.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Nina Hamnett
This book is highly readable: its fast-paced, witty narrative conducted in short sentences with few dates and even less of explanation or embroidery. NH is positively off-hand about such important topics as her early relations...


11 October 1963: French singer Edith Piaf died, physically...

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11 October 1963

French singer Edith Piaf died, physically burned out at the age of forty-seven. Her friend the writer and artist Jean Cocteau died later the same day, after beginning to write an obituary for her.


Blaser, Robin et al. “Afterword”. Imaginary Letters, Talonbooks, 1979, pp. 61-80.
Lehmann, Rosamond, and Jean Cocteau. Children of the Game. Harvill Press, 1955.
Butts, Mary, and Jean Cocteau. Imaginary Letters. E. W. Titus, 1928.