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Henri Michaux

Born in May 24, 1899 / Died in October 19, 1984 / Belgium / French

Henri Michaux poet from Belgium was born on May 24, 1899, had 85 years and died on October 19, 1984. Poems were written mainly in French language. Dominant movement is surrealism, dadaism, absurdism.


Henri Michaux (24 May 1899 – 19 October 1984) was a highly idiosyncratic Belgian-born poet, writer, and painter who wrote in French. He later took French citizenship. Michaux is best known for his esoteric books written in a highly accessible style, and his body of work includes poetry, travelogues, and art criticism. Michaux travelled widely, tried his hand at several careers, and experimented with drugs, the latter resulting in two of his most intriguing works, Miserable Miracle and The Major Ordeals of the Mind and the Countless Minor Ones.. Belgian-born French language poet writer and painter