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(1815-1877) French politician, journalist and author; of the narrative texts he composed to accompany illustrations by J J Grandville, that of most sf interest is Une Autre Monde ["Another World"] [for subtitle see Checklist] (graph 1844), where Grandville's grotesquely oneiric biomorphic visions render humans as deliquescent combinations of the organic and the mechanical (see Satire). Delord and Grandville in combination have been seen as precursors of Surrealism (see Absurdist SF; Illustration). [JC]
born Avignon, France: 25 November 1815
died Paris: 13 May 1877
- Une Autre Monde: Transformations, Visions, Incarnations, Ascensions, Locomotions, Explorations, Pérégrinations, Excursions, Stations, Lubies, Métempsychoses, Apotheoses et Autres Choses ["Another World: Transformations, Visions, Incarnations, Ascensions, Locomotions, Explorations, Peregrinations, Excursions, Resorts, Fads, Metempsychoses, Apotheoses and Other Things"] (Paris: H Fournier, Libraire-Editeur, 1844) [graph: illus/hb/J J Grandville]
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