Explorations – No 14 Jun 1993


PHILIP ANDERSON, Sydney, 1957 – Paris and Melbourne, 1976: the Literary Friendship of Two French Exiles, Antoine Denat and Louis Brauquier

Poet and painter Louis Brauquier, Agent Général de la Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes and Antoine Denat, teacher, philosopher, poetician and author of occasional verse, met at the Green Jade restaurant in Sydney in 1957. They maintained a long literary friendship — literary in its largely epistolary form and literary in its central preoccupations. This article presents biographical details for each as well as copious quotations from their published and unpublished writings.

Keywords: Antoine Denat, Louis Brauqier, Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes, University of Queensland, University of Melbourne.


Joan Kerr, ed., The Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, reviewed by Wallace Kirsop