Monday, 18 June 2012
Léon-Paul Fargue (4 March 1876 – 24 November 1947) was a French poet and essayist.
He was born in Paris, France on rue Coquilliére. As a poet he was noted for his poetry of atmosphere and detail. His work spanned numerous literary movements. Before he reached 19 years of age, Fargue had already published in L'Art littéraire in 1894 and his important poem Tancrède appeared in the magazine Pan in 1895.
As an opponent of the surrealists, he became a member of the Symbolist poetry circle connected with Le Mercure de France. Rilke, Joyce and others declared that Fargue was at the very forefront of modern poetry. Read more on Wikipedia
He spoke at Les Amis de 1914 event about James Joyce which was attended by Jan Gabrial on 23rd February 1934. (Maria Jolas and J. Aubert: Joyce and Paris 1902..1920-1940..1975 Papers of the Fifth International James Joyce Symposium, Paris 16-20 June 1975)