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Michel Leiris

Eminent poet, essayist, anthropologist, art critic, and author of over twenty books, Michel Leiris (1901-90) is one of the most important French writers of the twentieth century. He deeply influenced Levi-Strauss and Foucault, and was a member of the celebrated group that included Bataille, Jacob, Picasso, de Beauvoir, Gris, Cisaire, and Mirs. 'Biffures' ['Scratches'], volume 1 of his four-part autobiography, was first published in 1948. 'Fourbis' ['Scraps'], volume 2, first appeared in 1955...See more