Jacques Rivière

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Jacques Rivière (Bordeaux, 15 July 1886 – 14 February 1925 in Paris) was a French "man of letters". He edited La Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF) from 1919 until his death. His close friend was Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban-Fournier) with whom he exchanged an abundant correspondence.

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  • ''You say you are incapable of expressing your thought. How then do you explain the lucidity and brilliance with which you are expressing the thought that you are incapable of thought?''
    Jacques Rivière (1886-1925), French surrealist. Letter, March 25, 1924, to dramatic theorist Antonin Artaud. Artaud, Correspondance Avec Jacques Riviè...
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