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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Roger Cornaille was a French intellectual and artist who managed the Parisian surrealist bookstore and publishing imprint Le Minotaure and was instrumental in Parisian intellectual life of 1950-1980. He contributed to French film magazines "L'Écran français" and "Positif".

He was a visual artist too and worked with montage and collage. He and Jacques Sternberg participated in the exhibition « Navigations dans le miroir » of Pierre-Albert Jourdan, in the Galerie Jacob ( 23 rue Bonaparte, Paris VIe ), from 19 to 20 April 1955.

He was an author and shared with the world his knowledge of curiosities of world literature, such as the tales of Alphonse Allais.

He wrote palindrome such as Léon a erré à Noël; C'est sec; En route, je tourne...

In 1953, he is appointed as "Régent du Collège de 'Pataphysique" in the mission "Travaux pratiques de décervelage".

Bibliography

  • "Victor Hugo Dessinateur" Auteur : Victor Hugo. Préf. de Gaetan Picon. Notes et légendes de Roger Cornaille et Georges Herscher. Ed. Du Minotaure. 1963 Paris In 4 Relié. 234 Pages. 365 Dessins.
  • "Revue Bizarre N° 07 " Mars 1957, Ed J.J. Pauvert, In 4 br., couv. ill. par Siné, 76pp., avec la bibliographie des fous litteraires (Supplément II) (6 pp.,) Textes de André Blavier, Jean Follain, Marianne Andrau, René de Obaldia, Olivier de Carfort, et Jacques Siclier (Le centenaire de Paul d' Ivoi) Illustrations de Mayo, Siné, Roger Cornaille, Agnèse, photographies de Robert David, Pierre Espagne.
  • "Littoralement" d'Alphonse Allais. Contes inédits du Chat Noir, réunis par Roger Cornaille et Michel Laclos. Préf. de Anatole Jakovsky. Arcanes, 1952, 1 vol. in-8 br., de 218 pp.,




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