Carco, Francis

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Carco, Francis Gender: M
Carcopino-Tuso François
born on 5 July 1886 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Nouméa, New Caledonia, 22s16, 166e27
Timezone LMT m166e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°34' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°12 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 05°24'

Francis Carco


French poet, novelist, dramatist and art critic. He was often called the writer of ‘the scoundrels’. His first successful novel Jésus la caille (1914) is situated in Montmartre describing criminals and mail prostitutes.

His father was inspector in New Caledonia and young Francis saw every day chained criminals passing by on their way to prisoners island Nou. For the rest of his life he had a fascination for outlaws.

Later his family moved back to France and Francis lived for a while with his grandmother in Nice. During adolescence he started to write poetry. He befriended Guillaume Apollinaire, Modigliani and Utrillo. Francis Carco became aviation pilot for a while during WW I. In 1914/15 he had a brief turbulent affair with novelist Katherine Mansfield. He became a member of the Academy Goncourt in 1937.During the second World War he moved to Switzerland with his second wife who was Jewish, he returned to France when war was over.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1914 (first novel)
  • Social : Joined group 1937 (Academy Goncourt)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet