Her writing was discovered by André Breton in 1934, when she was just fourteen, and published in the French surrealist magazine Minotaure and the Belgian periodical Documents 34. Her first book, La Sauterelle arthritique (The Arthritic Grasshopper) was published in 1935 with a preface by Paul Éluard and a photograph by Man Ray.
Marianne van Hirtum observed that the surrealists of the time recognised these early writings as a "veritable illustration of automatic language par excellence".
After World War II Prassinos's association with organised surrealism was limited, but she continued to publish widely.
- La Sauterelle Arthritique (GLM, 1935)
- Quand le Bruit Travaille (GLM, 1936)
- La Revanche (GLM, 1939)
- Sondue (GLM, 1939)
- Le Temps n'est rien (Plon, 1958)
- La Voyageuse (Plon, 1959)
- La Gonfidente (Grasset, 1962)
- Le Visage Effleuré de Peine (Grasset, 1964)
- Le Grand Repas (Grasset, 1966)
- Les Mots Endormis (Flammarion, 1967)
- La Vie la Voix - Poésie (Flammarion, 1971)
- Le Verrou (Flammarion, 1987)
- La Table de Famille (Flammarion, 1993)
- "Gisèle PRASSINOS" (in French). leshommessansepaules. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
- Surrealist Women - An International Anthology (1998) - by Penelope Rosemont
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