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Readings to remember: Jacques Prévert

Posted in Jacques Prévert by lyrikline on 5. March 2014

Jacques Prévert (February 4, 1900 – April, 11 1977) was a famous French poet and screenwriter.
Amongst others he wrote the script for the fantastic film Les Enfants du Paradis [Children of Paradise/Kinder des Olymp] (1945) by Marcel Carné.

Here we see Prévert reading his two poems Le temps haletant and  À quoi rêvais-tu, accompanied by a guitar player. From 1955.

Do you see the kid hiding in the back?

You will find translations into English here.