Francis Carco

Francis Carco, ca 1930 Francis Carco (born François Carcopino-Tusoli) (1886–1958) was a French author, born at Nouméa, New Caledonia. He was a poet, belonging to the ''Fantaisiste'' school, a novelist, a dramatist, and art critic for ''L'Homme libre'' and ''Gil Blas''. During World War I he became an aviation pilot at Étampes, after studying at the aviation school there. His works are picturesque, painting as they do the street life of Montmartre, and often being written in the ''argot'' of Paris. He has been called the "romancier des apaches." His memoir, ''The Last Bohemia: From Montmartre to the Latin Quarter'', contains reminiscences of bohemian life in Paris during the early years of the 20th century.

He had an affair with the short story writer Katherine Mansfield in February 1915. The narrator Raoul Duquette of her story ''Je ne parle pas français'' (who has a cynical attitude to love and sex) is partly based on him, and her story ''An Indiscreet Journey'' is based on her journey through the war zone to spend four nights with Corporal Francis Carco near Gray. She saved as a memento of him a fake letter from "Julie Boiffard" asking her to visit (which is now held in the Turnbull Library). She also wrote a letter to her husband from Carco's Paris flat on 8/9 May 1915.

Carco held the ninth seat at Académie Goncourt from 1937 to 1958. He is buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux. He was the author of:

*''Instincts'' (1911) *''Jésus-la-Caille'' (novel, 1914) *''Les Innocents'' (1917) *''Au coin des rues'' (tales, 1918, 1922) *''Les Malheurs de Fernande'' (sequel to ''Jésus-la-Caille'', 1918) *''Les Mystères de la Morgue ou les Fiancés du IVº arrondissement. Roman gai'' (1918) *''L'Equipe'' (1919) *''La Poésie'' (1919) *''Maman Petitdoigt'' (1920) *''Francis Carco, raconté par lui-meme'' (1921; in the collection '''', edited by Marc Saunier and published by R. Chiberre) *''Promenades pittoresques à Montmartre'' (1922) *''L'homme traqué'' (1922; Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française) *''Vérotchka l'Étrangère ou le Gout du malheur'' (1923) *''Perversité'' (1925) (the English translation of this by Jean Rhys was mis-attributed to Ford Madox Ford under murky circumstances) *''Le Roman de François Villon'' (1926), a heavily fictionalised biography of the 15th-century poet *''Brumes'' (1935) *''Panam'', prose-poem of Paris Madam, (1922; Librairie Stock): "Of all the pleasures, it is those of the night that I prefer, when the street glitters in the fog and around the corner in a cul-de-sac glows the red light with the three letters of that magnetic word: Bal." Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
    Published 1937
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
    Published 1934
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
    Published 1938
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
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    by Carco, Francis, 1886-1958
    Published 1960
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