Léo MALET

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Author, Poet

FrenchBorn Léon Jean MALET

French crime novelist and surrealist

Born on March 7, 1909 in Montpellier , France

Died on March 3, 1996 in Châtillon-sous-Bagneux , France

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He had little formal education and began work as a cabaret singer at "La Vache Enragee" in Montmartre, Paris in 1925.



In the 1930s, he was closely aligned with the Surrealists, and was close friends with André Breton, René Magritte and Yves Tanguy, amongst others. During this time, he published several volumes of poetry.

...   He had little formal education and began work as a cabaret singer at "La Vache Enragee" in Montmartre, Paris in 1925.



In the 1930s, he was closely aligned with the Surrealists, and was close friends with André Breton, René Magritte and Yves Tanguy, amongst others. During this time, he published several volumes of poetry.



He died in Châtillon, a little town just south of Paris where he had lived for most of his life, four days before his 87th birthday.



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