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Guillaume Apollinaire
(1880-1918) born on
Aug 26
French novelist, critic. He was an avant-garde writer who coined the term "surrealism," promoted early Cubist painters.
         
   
F
It's raining my soul, it's raining, but it's raining dead eyes.

R
Memories are hunting horns whose sound dies on the wind.
A
The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
N
To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality.
K
Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: La Nuit d'avril 1915, in Calligrammes (1918), on enemy fire.
R: Cors de Chasse."
A: The Cubist Painters, "On Painting" (1913).
N: The Cubist Painters, "On Painting" (1913).
K: The Cubist Painters, "On Painting" (1913).
   


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