Gabriel Pomerand

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Gabriel Pomerand
Born(1926-06-13)June 13, 1926[1]
DiedJuly 1972 (aged 46)[2]
OccupationPoet, artist

Gabriel Pomerand (c. 1926 - 1972) was a French poet, artist and a co-founder of lettrism.[3] He was born in Paris and moved to Alsace at a young age, and then on to Marseille where he worked as a student for the Resistance. His mother was deported to Auschwitz, yet he survived.

After the war, he moved back to Paris. Here he met Isidore Isou, with whom he founded the lettrist movement.[3] He wrote Saint Ghetto of the Loans, a book of "politically charged urban rebuses", in 1950.[4] Isou expelled him from the movement in 1956, after which he turned to opium.[3] He committed suicide in 1972 in Corsica.


  1. ^ Letaillieur, François (1988). Le demi-siècle lettriste. Paris: Galerie 1900-2000. p. 60. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ Lowry, Malcolm (1995). Sursum corda!: the collected letters of Malcolm Lowry. Toronto Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. p. 123. ISBN 9780802041180.
  3. ^ a b c Marcus, Greil (1 September 1990). Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century. Harvard University Press. pp. 250–251. ISBN 978-0-674-53581-7. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Fiction review: Saint Ghetto of the Loans". Publishers Weekly. 2006-06-26. Retrieved April 26, 2012.

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