French surrealist poet Alain Jouffroy dies aged 87

The French surrealist Alain Jouffroy, photographed December 7 2001 in Reims, wrote novels, poems, essays and criticism in a career that carried him to the center of France's intellectual life in the late 20th centuryFrench surrealist poet Alain Jouffroy, who “revolted against the absence of revolt”, has died, his wife said Monday. Jouffroy was 87. Also a novelist, essayist and art critic, Jouffroy won France’s prestigious Goncourt prize for poetry in 2007.

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