Jean Cassou

Cassou, Jean

 

Born July 9, 1897, in Deusto near Bilbao, Spain. French writer. Son of an engineer.

Cassou received a literature degree in Paris. He has published research in music, literature, and fine art, particularly Spanish. In his novel The Bloody Days of Paris (1935; Russian translation, 1937), which deals with the Paris Commune of 1871, Cassou focused on the revolutionary proletarian struggle from a historical perspective. A member of the French Resistance, Cassou wrote Thirty-Three Sonnets, Written in Prison (1944), filled with both anguish and hope. His novel The Center of the World (1939; published 1945) depicts the period from the eve of World War I to World War II. Cassou is a steadfast opponent of imperialism and reaction.

WORKS

Grandeur et infamie de Tolstoï Paris [1932].
Le Livre de Lazare.Paris, 1955.
La Clef des songes.Lausanne [1964].
Le Voisinage des cavernes.Paris [1971].
In Russian translation:
“Zh. Kassu o povesti V. Poznera ‘Ispaniia—pervaia liubov’.’ “Innostrannaia literatura, 1967, NO. 11.

REFERENCES

Istoriia frantsuzskoi literatury, vol. 4. Moscow, 1963.
Georgel, P. J. Cassou … Choix de textes: Bibliographie portrait, facsimile.Paris, 1967. (Poetes d’aujourd’hui.)

L. T. BELUGINA

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lt;<En 1955 Philippe Soupault y Jean Cassou publican un folleto titulado La personalidad de Cuevas, en el que elogian el talento de ese artista de escasos 21 anos que acaba de exponer en la famosa galeria parisina de Edouard Loeb.
De este archivo me limito a editar hoy doce cartas dirigidas a esta actriz entre 1945 y 1988 que fueron escritas por cuatro relevantes dramaturgos de nuestro exilio teatral republicano de 1939 (Alberti, Bergamin, Casona y Grau), por una actriz mitica del mismo (Margarita Xirgu) y por un muy prestigioso hispanista frances nacido en el Pais Vasco como fue Jean Cassou.
Y la tarjeta postal de Jean Cassou, sin fecha, acaso se refiera a este acto:
After summarizing the state of Parisian Surrealism immediately following the launch of the magazine La Revolution Surrealiste in December 1924, Nouge responded to a condescending analysis of the young movement by art critic Jean Cassou (1897-1986), which had appeared in the NRF in January.
Jean Cassou, the chief curator of the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris between 1945 and 1965, was so sure about the importance of Matisse's Tristesse du roi that he bought it the year it was made.
In addition to Auzanet's foreword and footnotes, the paratext to the translation includes a preface signed by Jean Cassou, a renowned French Hispanist, today remembered, among other things, for his celebrated translation of Cervantes's Novelas Ejemplares and for his work as editor and reviser of the translation of Don Quijote, both published in the Biblioth_que de la Pleiade series.
De los muchos materiales hemerograficos compendiados en tres carpetas para complementar la muestra, y que el publico puede sentarse a leer en una mesa, vale la pena recordar especialmente un par de fragmentos del telegrama enviado a Gustavo Diaz Ordaz por Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Cassou, Jean-Paul Sarte, Jean-Luc Godard y Roberto Matta, entre otros, reproducido en La Cultura en Mexico, suplemento de la revista Siempre
But if you mean other museum people, I must mention Jean Cassou, Pierre Gaudibert, Harald Szeemann, and of course Pontus Hulten.
PH: Sandberg at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, Knud Jensen at the Louisiana in Denmark, and Robert Giron in Brussels; once I even did a show with Jean Cassou on the paintings of August Strindberg at the Musee national d'art moderne.