Yesterday would have been André Pieyre de Mandiargues‘s 100th birthday, had he not died in 1991.
Some quick finds:
Les Incongruités monumentales, Robert Laffont, 1948.
Prefaced by Mandiargues
Arcimboldo le merveilleux, Robert Laffont, 1977.
His story La Marée and the 1967 novel La Marge were both made into film by Polish film director Walerian Borowczyk and it is de Mandiargues’s collection of pornographic items that is featured in Borowczyk’s Une collection particulière . He wrote several prefaces, amongst others to Pauline Réage‘s Story of O and a catalogue raisonné of Hans Bellmer engravings.
His novella La Motocyclette was the basis for Jack Cardiff‘s The Girl on a Motorcycle. He was also the author of works of non-fiction, such as a photography book devoted to Bomarzo entitled Les Monstres de Bomarzo and a book on Arcimboldo. His stories are collected in Le Musée Noir [The Black Museum] (1946) and Soleil des Loups [The Sun Of The Wolves] (1951).
One of his most controversial books is L’Anglais décrit dans le château fermé (1953).