Alain Jouffroy, surrealist poet and art critic, Died at 87

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Alain Jouffroy September 11, 1928, and died on December 20, 2015.

He was a French writer, poet and artist.

Alain Jouffroy was born near Parc Montsouris, Paris.

He was the first advocate of an Art Strike and formed the L’Union des Ecrivains during the strikes of May 1968 in France with Jean-Pierre Faye.

Alain was also a great influence on the Zanzibar Group-part of the French new wave who took part in the Paris demonstrations at this time.

He won the Prix Goncourt for poetry in 2007.

Alain Jouffroy passed away at age 87 in December 2015.