Biography of Raymond Radiguet (1903-1923)

French writer of great precocity, born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Paris) in 1903 and died in 1923. His short life gave him, however, to make some original and successful novels. Course studies at the Liceo de Paris, is excited about the work of writers such as Stendhal, Proust, Rimbaud or Mallarmé and Lautréamont. Only fifteen years old he already wrote poems that were published by Jean Cocteau in 1925.

He left the studies and devoted himself to journalism and literature, writing together with Satie and Cocteau comic opera entitled Paul et Virginie (1920), a play in two acts, the Pelicans (1921) and the book of poems the cheeks on fire. With the devil in the body, their first and scandalous novel, was a great success in 1923 and was made into a film in 1947 by Claude Autant-Lara. That year he also wrote the dance of the count of Urgell - modern adaptation of the Princess of Cleves, from Madame de Lafayette-, posthumous published the following year, on the death of Radiguet of typhus.