Joyce Mansour

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Joyce Mansour (25 July 1928 – 27 August 1986) was an Egyptian-French author, notable as a Surrealist poet.

Biography[edit]

She was born Joyce Patricia Adès, in Bowden, England, to Jewish-Egyptian parents. She lived in Cairo, where she first came in contact with Parisian surrealism, and then moved to Paris in 1953 where she became the best known Surrealist female poet, author of 16 books of poetry, as well as a number of important prose and theatre pieces.

In 1947, her first marriage at the age of 19 ended after six months when her husband died of an incurable disease. Her second marriage was to Samir Mansour in 1949. They then divided their time between Cairo and Paris. Joyce Mansour began to write in French.

She died of cancer in Paris in 1986.[1]

References[edit]

Notes
Bibliography
  • Marie-Claire Barnet, La Femme cent sexes ou les genres communicants. Deharme, Mansour, Prassinos, Peter Lang, 1998
  • Jean-Louis Bédouin, Anthologie de la poésie surréaliste, Éd. Pierre Seghers, Paris, 1983, p. 285
  • Adam Biro & René Passeron, Dictionnaire général du surréalisme et de ses environs, co-édition Office du livre, Fribourg (Suisse) et Presses universitaires de France, Paris, 1982
  • Stéphanie Caron, Réinventer le lyrisme. Le surréalisme de Joyce Mansour, Droz, Genève 2007. ISBN 978-2-600-0109060
  • Stéphanie Caron, « De la création comme (re)commencement. Petit aperçu sur la genèse des récits de Joyce Mansour : le cas "Napoléon" », in Pleine Marge n° 37, mai 2003
  • Georgiana Colvile, Scandaleusement d'elles. Trente-quatre femmes surréalistes, Jean-Michel Place, Paris, 1999, pp. 186-195.
  • Georginana Colvile, « Joyce Mansour et "Les Gisants satisfaits", trente ans après », in Avant-Garde no 4, Rodopi, 1990.
  • Marco Conti, Joyce Mansour, l'eros senza fine, Poesia no 127, Crocetti, 1999
  • Alain Marc, Écrire le cri, Sade, Bataille, Maïakovski…, préface de Pierre Bourgeade, l'Écarlate, 2000 ISBN 9782910142049
  • J. H. Matthews, Joyce Mansour, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 1985
  • Marie-Laure Missir, Joyce Mansour, une étrange demoiselle, Jean-Michel Place, Paris, 2005 ISBN 2-85893-684-6
  • Richard Stamelman, Le Fauve parfum du plaisir, poésie et éros chez Joyce Mansour, Lachenal & Ritter
  • Richard Stamelman, La Femme s'entête, la part du féminin dans le surréalisme, Lachenal & Ritter "Pleine Marge", 1998