Daumal, René

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Daumal, René Gender: M
born on 16 March 1908 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Boulzicourt, France, 49n4143, 4e4147
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°25 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°19'


French writer, His unfinished fantasy; "Mount Analogue" was published with a commentary in France, 1952, and in America in 1960 with notes on what he was trying to say. The strange story described an expedition of queerly assorted individuals trying to climb the highest mountain on earth, a surrealistic fantasy.

Daumal made a meager living by translations. In 1928, with friends, he founded a literary review, "Le Grand Jeu," devoted to the loftiest ideal of poetry as a quest for the Absolute. A student of Gurdjieff, Daumal's work attempted to synthesize Central Asian occultism with the sublime vaporings of French symbolism.

Died 21 May 1944, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

BC in Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 118.

Gauquelin Vol 6/233 (6:00 PM Paris time)


  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection