Rapin, Simone

BORN 16 Jun 1901, Lausanne, Vaud - DIED 20 Jul 1988, Genève
GRAVE LOCATION Genève, Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (G-738)

Simone Rapin studied Letters in Lausanne and continued her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. She started her career as a comedian in Paris before returning to Switzerland to play in Paul Claudel's "L'annonce faite à Marie" in 1924. After that she became a singer. In 1936 she organised an exchange of Austrian and French music. After her voice lost its glance she turned to poetry and also wrote plays.

She received several prices for her poetry, among them the Prix international des poètes de France (1960), the Grand prix international de poésie vivante en Wallonie (1976) and the Plume d'Or de la Société genevoise des Ecrivains (1987) for "Réflexions d'une saltimbanque". She is a niece of the painter Aimée Rapin (1868-1956).


The grave of Simone Rapin at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)


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Rappoldi-Kahrer, Laura

Published: 19 Jul 2008
Last update: 30 Sep 2023