Julien Torma

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Julien Torma (April 6, 1902 – February 17, 1933) was a French writer, playwright and poet who was part of the Dadaist movement. He was born in Cambrai, France, and died in Tyrol.

A friend of Max Jacob and Robert Desnos, he was near the surrealist group without adhering to surrealism. He felt himself nearer to Alfred Jarry's 'pataphysics than André Breton's surrealism. Most of his writings were posthumously revealed by the French College of 'Pataphysique.

Julien Torma disappeared in the mounts of Tyrol at the age of 30. He possibly committed suicide.

Due to his elusive behaviour and the impossibility to check his life facts,Michel Corvin Essai d'interprétation d'une mystification LittéraireJean-François Jeandillou, Supercheries littéraires, USHER, 1991 believe that a real writer eager to create confusion authored the first four publications and Porte battantes. Anyway, would the person be real, Torma has to be a pen name: according to the French institute for...
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