- French poet and essayist (1915-1997).
Drawn early into political commitment, he joined the PCF, but became disenchanted during the 1950s and moved to a nonconformist liberal humanism. His essays, travel writings, and theatre criticism show the same whimsical ebullience as his informative and revealing autobiographies, Moi je (1969), Nous (1972), and Somme toute (1976).
- He was some sort of art cowboy working from Picasso, Goya or chinese painters and of course Modigliani...
I will focus on "Modigliani" The taste of our times by Claude Roy, Geneva. collection directed by Albert Skira / (Lausanne, Impr. réunies), 1958. (yes, the renowned Skira that printS all the wildenstein/pinacotheque/etc. catalogues)
He was not a real expert in Modigliani, but at his time he was in quite good consideration, here I include a brief list of some of the works he published (they are not all, but they can give an idea).