Meschonnic, Henri

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Meschonnic, Henri Gender: M
Henri Meschonjnik
born on 18 September 1932 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Villejuif, France, 48n48, 2e22
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°51' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°43 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 23°44'


French poet, linguist, essayist and translator. He's remembered today as both a theoretician of language and as a translator of the Old Testament. The 710-page Critique du rhythme, probably remains his most famous theoretical work. As a translator of the Old Testament he published many volumes, including Les cinq rouleaux in 1970 (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther); Jona et le signifiant errant in 1998 (Jonah); Gloires in 2000 (Psalms); Au commencement in 2002 (Genesis); Les Noms in 2003 (Exodus); Et il a appelé in 2005 (Leviticus); and Dans le désert in 2008 (Numbers).

He died on 8 April 2009.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'm' pdf file, p. 145.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Essayist)