Sunday, December 17, 2023

Jules Supervielle

Jules Supervielle (1884 –1960) was a Franco-Uruguayan poet and writer born in Montevideo. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times.

He opposed the surrealism movement in poetry and rejected automatic writing, although he did adopt other techniques of modern poetry. In so doing he anticipated the literary movements of the late 1940s.

After WWII, Supervielle moved to France as the cultural correspondent to the legation of Uruguay in Paris. He published his first mythological tales under the title Orphée in 1946. In 1990, the city of Oloron-Sainte-Marie created the Jules-Supervielle prize.

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