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Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire

Poet

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Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki, known as Guillaume Apollinaire (Rome, 26 August 1880–9 November 1918, Paris) was a French poet, playwright, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word 'Surrealism' and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38.

Taken from the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Apollinaire

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