Lescure, Jean

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Lescure, Jean Gender: M
Jean Albert Lescure
born on 14 September 1912 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Asnières, France, 48n55, 2e17
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°28' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°19 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°35'

Jean Lescure (1986)
photo: Michel-georges bernard, license gfdl


French poet, translator and editor.

In 1938, he published his first plaquette of poems, "Le voyage immobile", and launched the review "Messages" in 1939.

Jean Lescure became co-director of the clandestine review "Les Lettres françaises" and was one of the founders of the underground organization, the "Comité National des Ecrivains". After the Liberation he was appointed director of Radio France.

Lescure translated Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" (1949) and the complete works of Giuseppe Ungaretti (1953). He wrote introductions to the work of many French artists (Bertholle, Chastel, Estève, Gischia, Lapicque, Pignon, Prassinos, Singier, Ubac) and essays on the philosopher Gaston Bachelard and André Malraux.

He died on 17 October 2005, aged 93, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'L' pdf file, p. 232.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Director of Radio France)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator