The Nobel Prize in Literature 1960
Born: 31 May 1887, Pointe-à-Pitre, 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."
Prize share: 1/1
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