Summary Aragon L

Summary Aragon L

Louis Aragon was born on October 3, 1897 in Paris. He was the illegitimate son of Margarita Tuk, who recorded him as the adoptive son of his mother and stepfather, politician Andrie. Subsequently, Louis chose a pseudonym of Aragon for the name of the Spanish historical region.
Since 1915 he studied at the Medical Faculty in Paris. Participated in the First World War orderly.
In his youth he was close to the circle of Dadaists and Surrealists.
In 1927, the poet joined the French Communist Party and began to actively engage in journalism.
In August 1932 Louis Aragon visited the USSR as part of an international brigade of writers who studied the new buildings of the socialist Urals, including the cities of Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk and Kabakovsk, now Serov. His impressions of the trip Aragon reflected in the cycle of poems “Ur, Ural!” Written in hot pursuit.
In 1934, he married writer Elsa Triolet (sister of Lily Brick), to whom he devoted many of his poems.
During the Second World War, Aragon participated in the Resistance movement.
In 1957 he became a laureate of the Lenin Prize for the consolidation of peace between nations. Edited the newspaper Les Lettres francaises. In the years that followed, he sharply opposed the authoritarianism of Soviet communism. He condemns the trials against writers in the USSR, in particular the Sinyavsky-Daniel case in 1966. In 1968 he strongly protested against the introduction of troops into Czechoslovakia.
The poet died on December 24, 1982 in Paris.


Summary Aragon L