(1900-1970) was a French writer of
prose and poetry.
He was a member of the Surrealist
Movement in Paris during the 1920s, but was expelled from the group
in 1929. Before his association with André Breton
and the Surrealists
, Limbour co-edited, along with
and Rene Crevel
, the avant-garde review
(1921-22). Later, he contributed to Georges Bataille
's journal Documents
(1929-30), and, with a
number of other dissident ex-surrealists, signed the anti-Breton
pamphlet Un Cadavre
Among Limbour's writings translated into English are L'Enfant
polaire (The Polar Child)
(1922), Glass Eyes
and The Panorama
(1935). Other works of note include a
prose collection L'Illustre cheval blanc
and a study of
the painter André Masson
World War II, Limbour taught in Egypt and Poland, and also
made an extensive trip to Cuba in
He died in a swimming accident in 1970.
- Limbour, Georges. 4 Stories. (Introduction and
translation by Iain White). Atlas Press, 1995.
- The Automatic Muse - Surrealist Novels by Desnos, Limbour,
Leiris & Peret. (Introduction by Terry Hale.) Atlas Press,
- Waldberg, Patrick. Surrealism. Thames and Hudson,
- Breton, Andre. Manifestoes of Surrealism. (Limbour is
referred to extensively in the Second Manifesto.) The
University of Michigan Press, 1969.