Henri Michaux

1899 (Namur, Belgium) – 1984 (Paris)

Paz, a friend, wrote an introduction to one of his books: he gave Paz a book of Kabir’s mystical poetry. Borges, met at a conference, translated his work into Spanish, and like Gide did much to promote his work. He knew Ocampo in Argentina, and seems to have fallen for her sister Angelica. Klee, Ernst and de Chirico, met in 1920’s Paris, all influenced him. He enjoyed a long and supportive friendship with Supervielle, working for him as his secretary; Paulhan also encouraged him. Prévert, Bataille, Cahun and Brassaï were all close friends, Brassaï lying on the floor while watching his film about hashish and mescalin.