Paul Fort

Jules-Jean-Paul Fort (1 February 1872 – 20 April 1960) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. At the age of 18, reacting against the Naturalistic theatre, Fort founded the Théâtre d'Art (1890–93). He also founded and edited the literary reviews Livre d'Art with Alfred Jarry and Vers et Prose (1905–14) with poet Guillaume Apollinaire, which published the work of Paul Valéry and other important Symbolist writers. Fort is notable for his enormous volume of poetry, having published more than thirty volumes of ballads and, according to Amy Lowell, for creating the polyphonic prose form in his 'Ballades francaises'.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1872 (Reims), Died April 20, 1960 (Montlhéry)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WL770 10-in. 12/13/1927 La ronde autour du monde Jeanne Sully Recitation author  
Columbia (U.K.) WL771 10-in. 12/13/1927 Philomèle Jeanne Sully Recitation author  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5534 10-in. 12/17/1935 Les boules de neige Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  


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