|POET, PLAYWRIGHT, NOVELIST (FRANCE)|
BORN 25 Mar 1899, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes - DIED 10 Jul 1965, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Audiberti, Jacques Séraphin Marie
CAUSE OF DEATH cancer
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière parisien de Pantin, Pantin, Seine-St. Denis (division 032)
Jacques Audiberti was the son of a master mason in Antibes. He was educated in Antibes and started publishing poems and chronicles. He was encouraged by Edmond Rostand after he had sent him his poems. From 1918 to 1924 he was a clerk at the Commercial Court.
He went to Paris where he worked for Le Petit Parisien and was in contact with the surrealist movement. He married the teacher Élisabeth Cécile Amélie Savane (1899-1988) who worked as a translator under the name of Amélie Audiberti and was the first to translate Orwell's "1984" into French in 1950. They had two daughters.
In 1930 he published his first volume of poetry "L'Empire et la Trappe" himself. he started corresponding with Jean Paulhan in 1933 and continued to do so until 1965. In 1939 he was sent to Spain by Le Petit Parisien and witnessed the Civil War. between 1941 and 1943 he wrote film revies for the newspaper Comoedia and he befriended Jacques Baratier. In 1944 he was awarded the Jean-Reynaud Prize.
After the war he wrote many plays and novels. many of his plays handled the theme of conflicting good and evil. Hisnovel "Le Maître de Milan" was published in 1950. His play "La Fourmi dans le corps" shocked part of the public at the Comédie-Française in 1962. In 1964 he received the National Grand Prize for Letters. He died in 1965 in Paris.
Wife: Audiberti, Amélie (1926-1965, Paris)
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