Paul Eluard

1895 – 1952 • France

Author • Poet • Communist

A surrealist poet in 1924, Eluard joined the Communist Party in 1926 with Breton, and then left in 1933 when Breton was expelled, and rejoining in 1942 when he wrote in most famous poem, Liberty.

In 1947 another PCF member, Fernand Leger, illustrated Paul Eluard s most famous poem, ‘Liberty I write your name’
Locations
  • 43 Rue Louis-Blanc – Eluard ( then Eugène Grindel ) in Paris from 1908 to 1913.

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