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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1960
Saint-John Perse

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Saint-John Perse - Facts

Saint-John Perse

Saint-John Perse
(pen-name of Alexis Léger)

Born: 31 May 1887, Saint-Léger-les-Feuilles, Guadeloupe Island

Died: 20 September 1975, Presqu'île-de-Giens, France

Residence at the time of the award: France

Prize motivation: "for the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time"

Field: poetry

Language: French

Prize share: 1/1

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