Saint-John Perse was born 31 May 1887, and died 20 September 1975
- The only menace is inertia.
- The poet is the one who breaks through our habits.
- And it is enough for the poet to be the guilty conscience of his time.
Saint-John Perse was a French poet-diplomat. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960. He wrote the epic poem, Anabasis.
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