Louis Aragon

Louis Aragon was a French poet, novelist, and editor, a leading figure in the Surrealist movement and later a prominent member of the French Communist Party. His works often explored themes of love, politics, and the human condition.


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  1. 1. Aurélien

    "Aurélien" is a novel set in post-World War I Paris, following the life of the protagonist, a war veteran, who falls in love with a woman he sees in a café. However, the woman is already engaged to a friend of his, leading to a tumultuous love triangle. The book explores themes of love, war, and the struggle of the human condition, presenting a vivid picture of the social and political landscape of Paris during the 1920s.

    The 2032nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Bells of Basel

    "The Bells of Basel" is a novel set against the backdrop of the early 20th century, focusing on three main characters: a revolutionary, a prostitute, and a corporate lackey. Each character represents a different aspect of society, and their stories intertwine to create a rich tapestry of life during this tumultuous period. The novel explores themes of love, betrayal, and political unrest, offering a biting critique of capitalism and the bourgeoisie.

    The 2443rd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Poems Of Louis Aragon

    The collection "Poems of Louis Aragon" brings together the lyrical and evocative works of a prominent French poet and novelist, a member of the Dadaist group and later a staunch supporter of the French Communist Party. His poetry is known for its emotional depth, revolutionary fervor, and the interplay of love and politics. The poems often reflect the tumultuous times of the 20th century, including the two World Wars and the political upheavals in Europe, while also delving into personal themes of passion, loss, and the transformative power of art and beauty. Aragon's work is celebrated for its rich imagery, intellectual rigor, and the poet's commitment to both the personal and the collective human experience.

    The 7168th Greatest Book of All Time