Reverdy, Pierre

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Reverdy, Pierre Gender: M
born on 13 September 1889 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Narbonne, France, 43n11, 3e0
Timezone LMT m3e0 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°43' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°47 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°58'


French poet and moralist who first reflected Cubist and then Surrealist influence.

The difficulty of Reverdy’s poems limited his audience. He founded a short-lived review, Nord-Sud (1916; “North-South”), to promote Cubism. After turning to Surrealism in the 1920s, he returned to Cubist-inspired poetic techniques. Reverdy published Étoiles peintes (1921; “Painted Stars”), Les Épaves du ciel (1924; “Shipwrecks from Heaven”), and Flaques de verre (1929; “Glass Puddles”). In 1926 he retired to the Abbey of Solesmes, remaining there until his death. In solitude he dedicated himself to a search for the spiritual meaning of the physical world, expressing this vocation in the disciplined maxims of Le Gant de crin (1927; “The Horsehair Glove”) and Le Livre de mon bord (1948; “The Book Beside Me”).

One of Reverdy’s most enduring and profound relationships was with the couturier, Coco Chanel.

He died 17 June 1960.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Geslain archive


  • Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet