Marcel Martinet (1887–1944) was a French poet, novelist and playwright.
Martinet, a Communist and pacifist, opposed the First World War from its outset: his antiwar poems Les temps maudits were banned in France during the war, but circulated secretly: helped by Marguerite Rosmer, he sent copies on thin paper to soldiers at the front.La Maison à l'Abri, a novel about the First World War, was runner-up for the Prix Goncourt in 1919. Martinet's poem La Nuit,completed in 1919, was published in 1922 with a preface by Leon Trotsky, whom Martinet had befriended when Trotsky was in Paris. Martinet's series Les Cahiers du Travail [Labour Notebooks] published pamphlets by Victor Serge.
His son was the surgeon Jean-Daniel Martinet.
- Les temps maudits; poèmes, 1914-1918, 1918
- La Maison à l'Abri
- Culture prolétarienne, 1935
- Correspondance croiseé : 1932-1944, Bassac: Plein Chant, 1987.
- Ian Birchall, 'Introduction', Victor Serge, Revolution In Danger, Haymarket Books, 2011, p. 4
- Michael Rosen, Europe's charnel house (review of George Paizis, Marcel Martinet: poet of the revolution), The Guardian, 2 February 2008
- Stephen Eric Bronner and Douglas Kellner, Passion and rebellion: the expressionist heritage, Taylor & Francis, 1983, p. 119
- George Paizis, Marcel Martinet: poet of the revolution, London: Francis Boutle, 2007
- Nicole Racine, Marcel Martinet (1887-1944)
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