Francis CARCO

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FrenchBorn François CARCOPINO-TUSOLI

French author

Born on July 03, 1886 in Nouméa, New Caledonia

Died on May 26, 1958 in Paris, France

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Born at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Francis Carco was a poet, belonging to the Fantaisiste school, a novelist, a dramatist, and art critic for L'Homme libre and Gil Blas. During the War he became aviation pilot at Étampes, after studying at the aviation school there. His works are picturesque, painting as they do the street life of Montmartre, and being written often in the argot of Paris. He has been called the "romancier des apaches." His memoir, The Last Bohemia: From Montmartre to the Latin Quarter, contains reminiscences of Bohemian life in Paris during the early years of the twentieth century. He had an affair with Katherine Mansfield in 1915.



Carco held the ninth seat at Académie Goncourt from 1937–1958. He is buried in Cimetière de Bagneux.

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