- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : ME
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (16,20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 1
Jean Orizet is a poet and a French prose writer.
His work is in the tradition of travelers and humanist writers.
Co-founder in Paris of the magazine Poetry in 1969 and 1 Cherche midi editions in 1975, Orizet also performs missions for the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Alliance.
Translated into more than twenty languages, his work is crowned by numerous awards. He is a member of the Academy Mallarmé, the International Association of literary criticism and Honorary President of the French PEN club. We owe him the invention of the concept of "meanwhile" that underlies all its écrits1,2,3,4.
Orizet Jean was born in St. Henry, between L'Estaque and Marseille. His father, Louis Orizet, is an agricultural engineer, his mother teaches mathematics and his maternal grandfather worked in shipbuilding. A great-uncle teacher taught him to read before he attends the local school of St. Henry.
The coming war, his father was mobilized as lieutenant of cavalry and his mother moved to Dijon and Macon, in 1942. There he attended primary school and secondary classic (Latin and Greek) Lamartine in high school, where one of his letters from teachers, Maurice Chervet, made him read Nerval, reading that will deeply mark it.
At the age of twelve, he discovered under the leadership of a Jesuit archaeologist, the cities of Roman Africa: Cherchell, Tipaza, Lambèse, Timgad, Hippo. This trip is the origin of his taste for cities in ruins which "retain and stimulate the pride of ancient prowess" (Roger Caillois).