Alain Bosquet (né Anatole Bisk) was born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine) on 28 March 1919 to parents of Russian, Belgian and Jewish descent. Through a large and extremely varied œuvre, he played a significant role in the post-war French literary scene for over fifty years. His diversity is demonstrated by his professional activities – as a novelist, autobiographer, poet, critic, literary editor and radio presenter. If asked, however, he would have stated that he was a poet first and that the other roles were secondary, serving to fill the time between periods of poetic inspiration. Yet by downplaying his contribution to the French worlds of autobiography and fiction he was denying the importance of a key facet of his …

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Tipper, Christine. "Alain Bosquet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 December 2008
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