November 16, 1897|
August 2, 1986 (aged 88)|
Tlalpan, today Mexico City
Premio Nacional de Periodismo (special prize), 1978|
Premio Nacional de Periodismo, 1983
Leduc, son of a French father and a Mexican mother, served as a signalist in Pancho Villa's División del Norte, and studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He wrote poetry, stories and chronicles for several newspapers and cultural magazines, before he travelled to Paris by order of the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público in the mid 1930s, where he met several surrealistic writers, and lived for ten years, during World War II. For a short time, he was married to the British artist and writer Leonora Carrington, whom he met in the embassy in Lisbon, on her flight from the Nazis, after they had arrested Max Ernst in France.
María Félix, one of Agustín Lara’s wives, was Leduc’s partner.
- El aula, 1929
- Unos cuantos sonetos, 1932
- Algunos poemas deliberadamente románticos, 1933
- Breve glosa al Libro de Buen Amor, 1939
- Versos y poemas, 1940
- Desde París", 1942
- Fabulillas de animales, niños y espantos, 1957
- Catorce poemas burocráticos y un corrido reaccionario, 1963
- Prometeo, la Odisea, Euclidiana, 1968
- Historia de “Premio Nacional de Periodismo e Información” (1975-2001) Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine., Consejo Ciudadano del Premio Nacional de Periodismo A.C.
- Leduc, Renato in Jorge Ruiz Gusils: Índice de escritores latinoamericanos, 2002, p. 195.
- Renato Leduc (Spanish), HispanoPolis.com
- Renato Leduc (Spanish)