Alain Jouffroy

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Alain Jouffroy
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BornAlain Jouffroy in April 2010
(1928-09-11)11 September 1928
Near Parc Montsouris, Paris, France
Died20 December 2015(2015-12-20) (aged 87)
Paris, France
OccupationPoet, writer
Notable awardsPrix Goncourt 2007

Alain Jouffroy (11 September 1928 – 20 December 2015) was a French writer, poet and artist.[1]

Jouffroy was born near Parc Montsouris, Paris. He was the first advocate of an Art Strike[2] and formed the L'Union des Ecrivains during the strikes of May 1968 in France with Jean-Pierre Faye. He was also a great influence on the Zanzibar Group—part of the French new wave who took part in the Paris demonstrations at this time.[3]

He won the Prix Goncourt for poetry in 2007.


  1. ^ "French surrealist poet Alain Jouffroy dies aged 87". Yahoo News. 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ "What's to be done about art?" (included in "Art and Confrontation," New York Graphic Society 1968)
  3. ^ The new, new wave, The Guardian, 9 February 2002