Aragon was inspired by Iran's literature
Iranian literary heritage has greatly influenced Louis Aragon, prominent French
poet, writer and co-founder of Surrealism.
French writer, Louis
Moved by Iranian poetry and taste, Aragon composed his most famous
work, Le Fou d'Elsa (The Madman of Elsa), inspired by Iran's Leili va
Nezami's 'Leili va Majnun' is the legend of
ill-starred lovers and was revitalized by Aragon to express his love for Elsa.
Aragon also composed 'Parabole limite de Sa'di influenced by Iran's
famous Medieval poet, Sa'di of Shiraz.
As a novelist, a poet, an art
critic, a member of the French Resistance, and an active member of the Parti
Communiste Francais, Louis Aragon (1897-1982) was one of the most influential
French writers of the twentieth century.
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