Louis Aragon (French: [lwi aʁaɡɔ̃], pronunciation (help·info), 3 October 1897 – 24 December 1982) was a French poet who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France. He co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature. He was also a novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt. After 1959, he was a frequent nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
|Born||3 October 1897|
|Died||24 December 1982 (aged 85)|
|Notable works||Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste|