Isidore Isou

Cosana Eram (University of the Pacific)
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It has become a common place to start any article or exhibition catalogue about Isidore Isou with the notion that, in spite of his many works and influence, he is not a household name. Jean-Isidore Isou (on his real name, Jean-Isidore Goldstein, born on 29 January 1925 in Botoșani, Romania, died on 28 July 2007 in Paris, France) could be labeled as the least known important author from the second part of the 20th century. He was a poet, prose writer, playwright, painter, filmmaker, film critic, visual artist, and editor who published works in other fields, such as psychology, sciences, and economy. As an adolescent in Romania, he read the works of the canonical Western European authors. While his Jewish family offered him the material possibilities to develop, he preferred to move to…

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Citation: Eram, Cosana. "Isidore Isou". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2016 [, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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