Raymond Radiguet (1903-1923)

Death:  12th December 1923
Location:  Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris,  Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 56
Cause of death:  Typhoid fever
Photo taken by:  Touron66
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French novelist and poet whose two novels were noted for their explicit themes, and unique style and tone.  Radiguet associated himself with the Modernists and Jean Cocteau became his mentor.  His first, and most famous novel, Le Diable au corps / The Devil in the Flesh, was published in early 1923.   It tells the story of a young married woman who has an affair with a 16-year-old boy while her husband is away fighting at the front.  The novel provoked scandal in a country that had just been through World War I, and, although Radiguet denied it, it was established later that the story was in part autobiographical.  His second novel, Le bal du Comte d'Orgel / Count D'Orgel's Ball, also deals with adultery and was published posthumously in 1924.