Armand Salacrou (1899 Rouen-1989 Le Havre) was a French dramatist. He grew up in Le Havre, where his parents owned an herbalist shop, and spent time with Raymond Queneau, Georges Limbour and Jean Dubuffet. As a student in Paris, he mixed with socialist and communist circles, displaying a political awareness that would echo throughout his works. He then joined the Surrealist movement led by André Breton. He was also acquainted with painters, including Juan Gris and André Masson. He wrote both social and Existentialist plays, which were very popular in the interwar period. In 1935, L’Inconnue d’Arras was very successful. After the war, Armand Salacrou became a member of the Académie Goncourt. Towards the end of his life, he settled in his Villa Maritime in Le Havre, where he wrote his memoirs.
Armand Salacrou contributed to the artistic and intellectual avant-garde movement of the first half of the 20th century, and mixed with its greatest artists.

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